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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Social Science KPT/JPS(PA 7200)09/22

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). in Social sciences is a well-balanced programme that imparts an understanding of the causes of social changes, or the relationships between individual and state. The first year of Programme will consist of compulsory course work followed by intensive research in various fields like Sustainability in Social Science, Social Anthropology, Education and Learning, Public Services, Environment and Energy, Mass Communication, Media Studies, International Relations, Decision-making in Social Science and much more. The Department also offers its researchers strong support with specific methodological issues such as comparative research design, statistical methods, and survey research. During the independent studies, the students will be encouraged to work with industry leaders, civic leaders, government leaders, governmental as well as non-governmental development agencies, the general public to assure that all outcomes of their independent thinking are linked with their individual growth as well as with the betterment of the society. At every stage of learning, the students will be encouraged to invent new ideas in the field of Social Sciences. The students will be encouraged to participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences as well as to publish in refereed journals. The outcomes of the proposed programme are designed to contribute significantly towards societal outlook and environmental responsibility, improved quality of life of the population, and more importantly, towards the socio-cultural development and prosperity of the nation and its populace.

For successful completion of PhD degree in LUC, each candidate should publish minimum of Four research articles in scopus indexed journals, with Lincoln affiliation.

The purpose of this program is to encourage students to make unceasing and diligent efforts to pursue holistic self-development to cultivate self-discipline and integrity, to nurture creativity into broad-minded future leaders with an international outlook.

Programme Aims (PA) of Ph.D. in Social science programme are:

  • To provide students with advanced knowledge in the the theoretical and practical areas of Social Sciences studies with the concept of research work.

  • To prepare them for critical problem solving, decision making on various situations and responsibilities in the course of their research work.

  • To create qualified managerial level Social Science professionals to provide support towards Social Sciences industry in their specialty.

  • To develop and prepare professionals with research knowledge and aptitude that is very essential for industrial need and in the professional social sciences specialty area.

A study of foundational knowledge, skill, competence, leadership, creativity, innovative and research capability are related to the needs of the students’ future workplace with the emerging demands of Social Sciences profession and corporate industry. Opportunities can be found across all sectors and in a number of occupations. Education, central and local government, finance, health and social care, law, the media, public services, campaigning and research are frequent career choices. After completion of this course professionals are expected to emerge as,
· Anthropologist
· Historian
· Geographer
· Sociologist
· Political scientist
· Professor

Minimum Duration: 36 Months
Maximum Duration: 60 Months

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name
1 PSS 101 Research Methodology
2 PSS 102 Computer Applications
3 PSS 103 Dissertation (Thesis Work) on any one of the following specialties
Sustainability in Social Science
Social Anthropology
Education and Learning
Public Services
Political Science, Sociology and Computational Social Science
Environment and Energy
Behavioral Sciences, Psychology and Public Relations
International Relations
Social Diversity
Public Administration
Decision-Making in Social Science
Culture and Identity

Intake:Ongoing, Limited Seats Available.

Entry Qualifications:

  1. A Master Degree (Level 7, MQF) accepted by the Senate of Lincoln University College; or
  2. Other qualifications equivalent to a master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) that are accepted by the Senate of Lincoln University College

Duration : 36 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Ph.D.