MPhil in Political Science

MPhil in Political Science

Master of Philosophy
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1 year 6 months
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Distance Learning
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MPhil (Master of Philosophy) is a research based post-graduate degree leading to the graduates to further their study to PhD. It is designed to motivate the graduates to be involved in quality research, expanding the horizons of theoretical understanding. The course in tandem with the global contexts and local requirements, will qualify the graduates to work in the areas like governmental and non-governmental agencies, and higher education institutions.

 Target Groups: 

This Program is targeted primarily to aspiring working individuals unable to join the conventional (face-to-face) education system in conventional universities, yet willing to pursue advanced level courses in social sciences disciplines (Economics, Political Sciences and Sociology). 

Purpose: 

The main purpose of this Program is to prepare human resources equipped with up- to-date and relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to address the demands of the current job market (in Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations) related to educational studies. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Exhibit a deeper understanding of theoretical /factual conceptual and philosophical mapping in the given discipline; 
  • Utilize and apply research tools (with quantitative, qualitative and/or mixed approaches) in the given field of sociological research /inquiry; 
  • Adapt theories and tools flexibly and apply in a new field of research; 
  • Prepare a write up for peer-reviewed International research journals; 
  • Carry out research and solve complex problems independently; 
  • Push the disciplinary boundary forward by making new and significant contribution to existing state of art 

 

Salient Features

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Education provides scholarship to the deserving candidates, as per the Government of Nepal's / NOU's rules and regulations. 

Eligibility

Candidates with Master in related subjects (Economics, Political Science and Sociology) with second division or CGPA 2.7. 

Admission Criteria

Entrance Examination Syllabus and Question Pattern: 

Full Marks: 50 Time: 90 Minutes

Syllabus: Research Methodology in Master’s or equivalent Degree

Question Types: 

  • Multiple Choice Questions: 20 Marks
  • Short Answer Questions: 10 Marks
  • Long-Answer Questions: 20 Marks

Medium: English 

Job Prospects

On the successful completion, the course provides the candidates with a foundation for holding positions in academic as well as administrative organizations, and for conducting researches in educational sectors. Research skills acquired from this program are saleable in development agencies, private organizations, non-government and government organizations and Higher Education Institutes. 

Curricular Structure

Semester I (Core Courses): 12 Credits  

S. N.

Title of the Course

Credit Hours

1. 

Theories of Social Sciences

3

2. 

Research Methods in Social Sciences I

3

3. 

Research Methods in Social Sciences II

3

4. 

ICT and e-Research

3

Semester II (Specialization/Concentration Courses): 15 Credits 

S. N.

Title of the Course

Credit Hours

 

Specialization Course

3

 

Specialization Course

3

 

Specialization Course

3

 

Seminar and Academic Writing

3

 

Conference and Publication

3

Semester III (Thesis Writing): 3 Credits