The M Phil Program in Social Work offered by Christ University is a research based program (research degree) which is meant to produce social work professionals in the most advanced and innovative social work research methods and equip to take up a careers in academics or research, and pursue doctoral programmes in social work. The program aims at providing students with opportunities to examine emerging specialties in the field of social work by employing scientific research methods. The intensive training as part of the M Phil programme will generate interest in evidence-based practice in social work.
The M Phil Programme in Social work will be conducted based on a credit system of one year consisting of two semesters. The students have to submit the dissertation by the end of the second semester, after the completion of the course work.
The Programme consists of four theory papers- Two research methodology papers and two subject based papers
1. General research methodology
2. Specific research methodology
3. Social work intervention in industrial settings
4. Social work practice in Healthcare: Medical and Psychiatric setting
The programme covers a comprehensive package of training for research students which includes a solid grounding in research methods in general and in specific to social work research, writing articles for publications in peer reviewed journals, and communicating research findings to academic and other audiences. In addition, students are encouraged to focus on Individualized researches in specialized areas.