Ignou MA Sociology Admission- Master of Arts (Sociology) (MSO)

admission to Ignou MA Sociology programmeIgnou MA Sociology Admission 2017- The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to its Master of Arts in Sociology (MSO) programme in both January and July academic cycles. It has been developed by School of Social Sciences (SOSS).

The programme has been developed with the aim to provide in-depth sociological knowledge, skills, perspectives to the learners. This knowledge is totally based on the critical comprehension and analysis of social dynamics such as people and institutions which combines to make up society. 

The word Sociology is made up of two words i.e. “Soci” and “Ology”. Soci means society and Ology mean study of science. In sociology we study people and institutions which make up society. We study society by looking at various things which influence people life such as family background, ethnicity, socio-class, religion, gender, etc.

Sociologists are interested in these things to study how these factors influence life. Studying sociology can help you think about the society you live in how effects your life.

The learners who wish to pursue their higher education in Ignou MA Sociology via distance mode can apply for admission by any of the available methods.The learners may visit their nearest Ignou Regional Centre and apply for admission or they have option to fill up online admission form.

The admission eligibility, duration, and other conditions to take admission in this programme are mentioned below :

  • The medium of Instruction: It is available in both English and Hindi medium. So, students can choose any language for studying it and writing the related term end examinations.
  • Eligibility: The candidate seeking admission to this programme should be Graduate in any discipline or equivalence from a recognized university.
  • Fee: The total fee is Rs. 9,000 which you need to pay @Rs.4500 per year. The additional fee charges may apply as per University norms.
  • Duration and Age Requirement,: The minimum duration required to complete for this programme is 2 years and the maximum duration for this course is 5 years. There is no minimum and maximum age required to take admission.

Ignou MSO Courses & Syllabus:

First Year

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
 MSO-001 Sociological Theories and Concepts 8
 MSO-002 Research Methodologies and Methods 8
 MSO-003Sociology of Development 8
 MSO-004Sociology in India 8

Second Year

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
 MSOE-001 Sociology of Education 8
 MSOE-002 Diaspora and Transnational Communities 8
 MSOE-003 Sociology of Religion 8
 MSOE-004 Urban Sociology 8
 MPS-003 India: Democracy and Development 8
 MPA-016 Decentralisation and Local Governance 8
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