M.A. On Campus


Bharathiar University

24 months
375 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Graduates from the Sociology MA programme offered at Bharathiar University are professionally competent to solve problems at the individual, community and societal level.


Established in 1976, the department offers M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes, and from its inception, 31 students were awarded Ph.D. degree and 167 were awarded M.Phil. degree. Resolved to profess sociological perspective and with receptivity to change and transformation, the Department has a vision to be an active partner in the development of this region through research partnerships with private businesses corporations, government agencies, and social and community service organizations. The pursuit, analysis and dissemination of sociological knowledge for social good continue to be the mission. The curricula of the department also aims at providing expert training to promote more effective delivery in public and private human service organizations. With faculty at the discipline’s cutting edge, we seek to develop the next generation of sociologists.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

On doing the Sociology MA programme offered at Bharathiar University, students are expected to:
  • Understand and analyze the basic social structure and functioning of various social institution through learning social theories and methods.
  • Understand the social change and its impact on individual, community and society.
  • Encourage social and behavioral scientists with epidemiological, sociological and psychological research in health, illness and disease.
  • Introduce the students to a local community with the expose of differing perspectives and make them to understand cultural variations
  • Inculcate research methodological knowledge to students to improve their analytical and learn the skills of collection of data and documentation ability.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Classical Sociological Theories 
  • Rural and Urban Sociology
  • Social Demography
  • Contemporary Sociological Theories 
  • Sociology of Indian Society 
  • Gender and Society 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Any UG Degree.
  • The candidates have to pay the Registration Fee of Rs.400/- through net banking / Debit / Credit Cards/DD/NEFT. SC/ST candidates have to pay only Rs.200/- provided they have to produce a photo copy of his/her community certificate. The online filled in application form shall be completed in all respects and the soft copy can be downloaded. Those who are making online payment need not send the hard copy of the application.
  • The application may be filled online at the guidelines for filling up the online application is available at

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National tuition fee: INR1,980/semester ($27)

Living costs for Coimbatore

18295 - 24970 INR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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