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Academic Programmes > Graduate Studies >Sociology Programme Requirements

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Please refer to the Faculty's website for more information on requirements to complete the graduate programme. The Sociology postgraduate programme abides by most of the guidelines described in the Faculty's website. However, the information listed below is specific to students of our Department, in relation to coursework requirements:

For Students Prior to the August 2010 Intake:
- Masters students must read and pass a minimum of 4 modules
- PhD students must read and pass a minimum of 6 modules
- Compuslory modules are SC6102 and SC6770

For Students From the August 2010 and August 2011 Intakes:
- Masters students must read and pass a minimum of 5 modules
- PhD students must read and pass a minimum of 8 modules
- Compulsory modules are SC5101, SC5102*, SC5103*, SC6102 and SC6770 (SC5770 for Masters only)
- Compulsory seminar attendance (plus job talk for PhD students)

For Students From the August 2012 Intake Onwards:
- No change to Masters students' coursework component
- PhD students must read and pass a minimum of 12 modules
- Compulsory modules are SC5101, SC5102*, SC5103*, SC6102 and SC6770 (SC5770 for Masters only)
- Compulsory seminar attendance (plus job talk for PhD students)

*Masters students have a choice between SC5102 and SC5103.
Please refer to the next section on this page to learn more.

 
AUGUST 2010 INTAKE ONWARDS
The Department has introduced significant changes so as to make graduate studies more rigorous and give students more exposure to different areas of the discipline. The goal is to create a more vibrant and scholarly milieu for graduate students to engage in peer evaluation and grow into well-rounded scholars who are competent beyond their chosen areas of specialisation.

Part of the new programme requirements involves graduate students attending and presenting at our Department's fortnightly Seminar Series and Graduate Seminars Series. Students are expected to keep close watch on the seminar listings on both our Department's website and our Sociology Blog (which posts information about the graduate seminars). They are expected to contact the respective seminar convenors/chairs when they are ready to present their papers.

New Programme Requirements for Masters students
New Programme Requirements for PhD students (August 2010 and August 2011 intakes only)
New Programme Requirements for PhD Students From August 2012 onwards

In addition, to support the changes to the graduate programme, our Department has revamped the module offerings and has introduced new modules. Click here for more information on module offerings for the current/upcoming academic year.
 
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