MSS in Sociology & Social Work

Summary of the program


Total Fee


Total Credit

1 Year

Course Duration

Message from Chairman, SSW

We impart quality education among our fellow students through participatory engaging methods to facilitate them achieving experience and skills. As a department of the Social Science faculty, the Department of Sociology and Social Work of The People’s University of Bangladesh (PUB) is quite different because of its distinct inclusive academic strength and wide global connections as well as academic collaboration. The composition of generally known two disciplines ‘Sociology’ and ‘Social Work’ truly make this department unique one with an avenue of diverse knowledge and helps us to produce quality graduates.  We do believe in serving students with relevant educational experiences and exposures that foster their passions, problem-solving skills, critical analytical thoughts, interpersonal communication, higher-level thinking skills, as well as research and innovation skills. We are deeply concerned for the well-being of our graduates, alumni, parents, and community as well.

As the Chairman of the Department, I profoundly encourage you to join our team that we call the “SSW Family” and let’s move together for achieving quality education and shaping your future as a quality social leader. I look forward to working with individuals and groups who are enthusiastic and compassionate about equity and equality in education, and sensitivity to high moral standards, ethics, and values.

Md. Habibur Rahman

Chairman, Dept. of SSW


The Curriculum for the Master of Social Science (MSS) in Sociology & Social Work has been developed to provide students with a high degree of knowledge in all dimensions of international concepts of social science systems and the underlying political structures. The importance of this knowledge as a tool for success in today’s multilingual and multicultural world cannot be overstressed. 


  • To inculcate interactive teaching learning for a better understanding of social ethics and values embedded in education addressing contemporary issues towards the desired solutions.
  • To incorporate research, academics, and social and community engaging leadership skills to address and redress local and global challenges encountered by the society.
  • To develop an inner sense and understanding of professionalism among the graduates to cultivate and accelerate disciplinary knowledge and skills in the reformation and development of the society.


To disseminate knowledge towards strengthening and enabling graduates on the basis of disciplinary expertise, situational needs, and augmenting academic excellence.


  • To develop department consisting of faculty members dedicated to their duties as “teachers and scholars”
  • To encourage community attachment between students and faculty.
  • To enhance the social functioning and interactions of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities by involving them in achieving goals, developing resources, and improving distress.
  • To develop social ethics and leadership skills, teamwork with effective communication & time management in the profession
  • To generate and motivate educational environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
  • To develop and use research, knowledge, and skills that advance social work practice in the context of diverse cultures.

Intended Learning Outcome (ILO)

Eligibility for Admission

All applicants for admission to the MSS program must satisfy all the admission requirements laid down by the university. Students having bachelor degree either on Sociology or Social Work/ Social Welfare from university, national university or other university will be allowed for the admission of the Dept. of Sociology & Social Work 1 -Year MSS program.

Degree Requirements

SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-501Sociological Theory: Modernity to Post-modernity3.00
2SOW- 502Advanced Social Research3.00
3SOW- 503Human Resource Development3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW- 511Sociology of Development3.00
2SOW- 512Women and Development3.00
3SOW- 513Disaster Management and Rehabilitation3.00
4SOW- 514Thesis (Topic Selection and Proposal)3.00
5SOW- 515Practice Research and Report Writing (Non-Thesis Group)3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-118Mass Communication in Sociology3.00
2SOW-119Social Development and Social Action3.00
3SOW-120Internship, Report Writing and Viva (For All)3.00
5SOW-120Thesis (For top 5-10 students)3.00
6ECS-121Industrial Relations and Labor Non-Thesis Group)3.00

First semester 8 courses are presented below:

SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
10314 1511Sociological Theory: Modernity to Post-modernity3.00
20314 1512Advanced Social Research3.00
30031 3513Human Resource Development3.00
40922 1514Gerontological Social Work3.00
50314 3515Women and Development3.00
60314 3516Disaster Management and Rehabilitation3.00
70922 1517Medical Social Work3.00
80922 1518Practice Research and Report Writing3.00

Second semester 6 courses are presented below:

SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
10922 1521International Social Work3.00
20314 3522Mass Communication in Sociology3.00
30922 1523Social Work and Social Development3.00
40922 4524Industrial Relations and Labor Laws (Non-Thesis Group)3.00
50314 4525Thesis (For top 5-10 students)3.00
60922 4526Internship, Report Writing and Viva (For All)3.00
70314 1527Comprehensive3.00

Tuition Fee

1Admission Fee10,000/-
2Fee Per Credits1500/-
3Fee Per Semester31,500/-
4Total Course Fee63,000/-

Faculty Members

Md. Habibur Rahman

Associate Professor & Chairman

Md. Dipul Hossain

Assistant Professor & Course Coordinator

Md. Mansur Ali


Farjana Akhter


Israt Jahan Zhumi


Sharmin Sultana