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Ph.D. Social Science

Doctor of Philosophy Social Science

Do you want to study further even after your post graduation? After completion of your Post graduation in Arts or any other similar specialization, Ph.D in Social Science can be pursued. There are many institutes offering this course in India. The eligibility details, duration, etc are mentioned below for your current reference.

Course Name: Ph.D. Social Science
Group: Ph.D.
Stream: Social Science
Course Category: Sociology
Duration: 3-5 years

Course introduction

This course is completely related to human society. It deals with the individual relationships and their dependency to society. It teaches about social research skills and creates cross-cultural awareness. Candidates also learn about critical thinking and communication skills. Candidates also get to develop skills to analyze and identify social concerns and can learn to develop proposals on various social issues.


All post graduate from non-technical specialization like Economics, Humanity, sociology, etc. are eligible for this course. Many times, some medical students also show interest in Social Science and there is a cause-MD-PhD in Social Science to fulfill their requirement.


Being a research oriented course, it does not have a strict duration. It can vary from 3-8 years. The duration can be strict in the case of sponsored PhD where candidates need to justify their project and even an extension.

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Ph.D. Social Science - Colleges & Admission Notifications

Find the list of colleges offering Ph.D. Social Science course. Check out individual college websites to know more about the admission for 2024 - 2025 academic year. You may download the application form and course details from the official college website.

College Name
Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan
Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Uttar Pradesh
Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu
Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Patna, Bihar
Loyola College of Social Science, Kerala
School of Law, Karnataka
Sree Narayana Guru College, Tamil Nadu
Sree Narayana Guru College, Tamil Nadu
Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science (Autonomous), Tamil Nadu

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Admission Procedure

It may varies in different cases-
  • It can be through filling and submission of application form.

  • By approaching a supervisor and showing your interest in PhD.

  • By appearing in national level PhD entrance tests like CSIR and UGC NET.

  • It can be done by joining any project for a time being and then register yourself for PhD for the same project.

Further study options

PhD is like the top qualification in any field, hence there are less chances that one would be interested to study further. The other short term course can although pursued for professional improvement.

Course highlights

This course includes broad ranges of research areas like psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science, economics and even History.
Candidates learn to combine both quantitative and qualitative methodologies related to research techniques. They also learn about law and public policy and legal aspects related to that.
This course results in a strong background in economics, a solid understanding of the technical tools, understanding of different empirical and theoretical approaches and many more.
Candidates examine contemporary and historical problems and even conduct some productive debates on that. Candidates are from different fields related to sociology like economics, humanities, psychology, etc.; hence it flourishes in broadening aspects.

Job aspects

The job opportunities include designations like Geographer, Historian, Anthropologist, Sociologist and a Political scientist. They can join private as well as government firms working for society and its improvements. They can have teaching opportunities and can even have private tuition classes as self employed options.
NGOs and Non-Profit organizations need such sociologists every year.

Ph.D. Social Science Admissions for 2024 - 2025 Academic Year

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