Master of Arts in Sociology

This online Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) enables professionals to stay abreast of the latest advancements in the field of sociology, while continuing to work. Pursue new opportunities and advance your career in the fields of social service, advocacy, academia, non-government sectors, and media. Get a boost to your career by attending live classes and recorded sessions from the comfort of your homes.

Program Fee

USD 930

USD 232.5 per semester


24 months

15-20 hours/ week


Successful completion of bachelor's degree
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    Rankings & accreditations

    Accredited A+ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council
    UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
    Amongst India’s Top #101-150 Universities
    Top Private University in North East (2023)
    Amongst Top Multidisciplinary Universities in East Zone

    Program benefits


    Become an SME & stand out in your career

    Acquire expert-level knowledge and stand out in your domain. Grow and explore new career opportunities in the government, policy think tanks, academia, research & media, and fast-track your career growth.


    Gain nuanced social perspectives

    Gain a fresh & nuanced understanding of social relationships, cultures, and institutions through key subjects like sociological thoughts, social stratification, culture, personality & society, sociology of development, and more through this online MA in Sociology.


    Augment your social skills

    Completing an MA in Sociology will equip you with the necessary tools and techniques required to effectively engage with people from diverse social backgrounds and face diverse real-life situations.


    Robust alumni network

    Establish valuable connections with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and gain industry insights that can be invaluable while navigating the competitive job market. Get access to Sikkim Manipal University’s prestigious alumni network.


    Fully online experience

    Benefit from a 100% online experience with zero compromise on quality through online enrollment, orientation, classes, assignments, projects, examinations, and placement. Get assistance from dedicated course mentors and 24×7 student support.

    Job roles to explore

    Community Development Officer
    Community Development Officer
    Social Researcher
    Social Researcher
    NGO Manager
    NGO Manager
    Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
    Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
    Education Consultant
    Education Consultant
    Social Worker
    Social Worker
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Teacher/ Professor
    Teacher/ Professor
    Marriage Counsellor
    Marriage Counsellor

    Program curriculum

    Semester 1
    Introduction to Sociology Sociological Thoughts Social Stratification in India Gender and Society Sociology of Globalization
    Semester 2
    Classical Sociological Theories Perspectives of Indian Society Rural and Urban Sociology Sociology of Family and Kinship Environment and Climate Change
    Semester 3
    Contemporary Sociological Theories Culture, Personality, and Society Research Methodology Sociology of Religion Sociology of Ethnicity and Nationalism
    Semester 4
    Sociology of Development Sociology of Health Social Movements in India Participatory Sociology (Dissertation)

    Get a prestigious degree

    Globally recognized and widely accepted by governments and organizations, the online degrees offered by Sikkim Manipal University are at par with on-campus degrees and open doors to better professional opportunities.


    Fee & scholarships

    Total course fee (four semesters)

    INR 75,000

    Each semester

    INR 18,750

    Total course fee (four semesters)

    USD 930

    Each semester

    USD 232.5

    Easy financing options

    With our no-cost EMIs, we let your learning take the spotlight without the stress of financing.

    Attractive scholarships

    Exclusive scholarships designed for defense personnel, differently-abled people, alumni of SMU, and learners from Sikkim & other Northeast regions of India.

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    Who can apply

    Educational qualification

    Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution, or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.


    Candidates who have completed their 10+2 or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities.


    Other requirements

    Candidates who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process.

    Admission process


    Choose a program
    & register

    Choose the program you want to pursue and register by filling in your basic details & paying the registration fee.


    educational details

    Fill in your educational & work experience-related details.


    program fee

    Pay the admission fee for the first semester/year or full program.


    Upload documents &
    submit application

    Upload supporting documents & submit your application to complete the process.

    Meet our faculty

    Mr. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia

    Mr. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia

    Assistant Professor
    Dr. Shabana Mansoor

    Dr. Shabana Mansoor

    Adjunct Faculty
    Arkapriya Gangopadhyay

    Arkapriya Gangopadhyay

    Adjunct Faculty
    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah

    Adjunct Faculty
    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar

    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar

    Adjunct Faculty
    Mr. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia Assistant Professor

    Mr Pema Gyamptso Bhutia is working as an Assistant Professor specializing in sociology, currently serving in Sikkim Manipal University, India. He holds a Master's degree (M.A.) in Sociology and has successfully cleared UGC-NET (National Eligibility Test). Pema is committed to fostering an inclusive and engaging learning environment for students. Utilizing innovative and interactive teaching methods, He ensures students' comprehensive understanding of sociological concepts while nurturing their critical thinking and analytical skills. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia actively contributes to the academic community through dedicated mentorship, research initiatives, and a keen interest in the evolving landscape of online education, thereby enhancing the educational experience at Sikkim Manipal University.

    Dr. Shabana Mansoor Adjunct Faculty

    Shabana Mansoor is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in communication and journalism degree. She has over 20 years of experience as an academician and media professional in various reputed educational institutions and organizations in India.

    Arkapriya Gangopadhyay Adjunct Faculty

    Arkapriya is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She has done master's in sociology and has achieved the prestigious First Class First (Gold Medalist) distinction. She is a highly regarded educator with extensive expertise in education and a broad background across various academic disciplinesHer contributions include shaping the STEM curriculum at Deeksha STEM Schools in Bengaluru, in adherence to the guidelines of the National Education Policy 2020, and providing training to educators. Prior to this, Arkapriya held positions as an assistant teacher in sociology at an esteemed ISC affiliated School in Kolkata, as well as a lecturer at the College of Nursing, Medical College & Hospital in Kolkata, and Jogamaya Devi College under the University of Calcutta. Utilizing various platforms and technologies, Arkapriya seamlessly integrates theoretical and practical aspects of sociology.

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah Adjunct Faculty

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. Her educational qualifications include D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, MBA and PhD. She has completed three certificate programs- Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Science, Online Teaching from GlobalNxt University, and IVQ Diploma in Training Skills from City and Guilds, UK. She is a seasoned academician with over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and academic administration. She has experience of Campus, Online and Distance Education, and has a leaning towards use of technology in teaching. Gayathri served as a teaching faculty at Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy for 18 years, rising from the position of a Lecturer to Professor and HOD. Gayathri has 22 publications to her credit in national and international journals. She has guided 18 M.Pharm and 3 PhD students.

    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar Adjunct Faculty

    Sonali is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in economics and has over 24 years of work experience in premier B-Schools. She is recognized for using innovative pedagogical tools to teach Economics. She is known for interactive teaching style that encourages student participation and enthusiasm while facilitating learning.

    Placement assistance


    Resume & LinkedIn profile building workshops

    Create impactful profiles with the help of our resume and LinkedIn profile building workshops and increase your chances of securing interviews for relevant job roles.


    Career advisory & counselling by industry experts

    Make informed decisions while choosing your career path by gaining valuable insights on various career opportunities from our expert career counsellors.


    Industry-readiness sessions

    Familiarize yourself with industry trends, organizational expectations, and recruiter behavior to develop relevant skills and become job ready.


    Virtual placement drives

    E-connect with potential employers and explore job opportunities in a convenient & efficient manner, while reaping the same benefits as an on-campus recruitment drive.


    Employability skill assessment & enhancement

    Identify your strengths & weaknesses through skill assessments and build competencies to improve your employability quotient.

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