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M.Phil in Social Work

M.Phil. (Social Work) is a two-year, full-time graduate program separated into four semesters. This course focuses on developing advanced social research and analysis abilities. It offers an overview of the discipline of social work through particular topic theorisations, theoretical reports, and a sophisticated grasp of the field so that a framework may be developed. This course trains students to be future educational and social work research leaders using various methods and disciplines. 


Highlights: - 

Degree Name

Master of Philosophy



Duration of the course

3 years


Masters in Social Work

Education mode

Full-time, Distance.

Admission Process

Merit as well as Entrance Exams

Entrance Exams

TISSNET, JNU M.Phil, DU M.Phil, CUHP M.Phil, State M.Phil Exam, UGC NET, 

Fees of the course

Rs 10,000 - Rs 3.00 Lakhs


Eligibility Criteria: - 

  • Candidates must have graduation in MSW.
  • Candidates must have secured an aggregate score of 45%- 55% in the graduation.
  • Candidates must have to clear the Entrance Exam.

Syllabus for M.Phil in Social Work: 

The M.Phil in Social Work syllabus will vary from college to college, but the course aims and subjects shall remain the same; the subject distribution over the syllabus may differ, but the study matter remains consistent. Nevertheless, candidates should check the official website to know the complete syllabus. Here is a general guide to M.Phil in Social Work syllabus design, as commonly followed by Indian colleges:

Semester 1

Semester 2

Advance Practices in Social Work

Workshop on Research Design

Social Research and Theory

Data Collection Strategies

Quantitative Research Methods

State and Social Research

Qualitative Research Methods

Gender and Development

Action Research

Political Ecology of Development


Development and Modernity of India


Critical Disability Theory


Human Security


Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Mental Health

Semester 3

Semester 4

Data Collection

Research Colloquium

Field Practice and Analysis


Further studies after M.Phil in Social Work:-

  • PhD in Social Works
  • Certificate Courses: NGO Management, Counseling, Community Development, Gerontology, and Child Rights and Protection.

Employment after M.Phil in Social Work:- 

Job Profiles

Average Salary (Lakhs Per Annum)


Rs 4.00 - Rs 9.00 LPA

Case Manager

Rs 2.00 - Rs 5.00 LPA

Community Organiser

Rs 3.00 - Rs 7.00 LPA

Rehabilitation Counselor

Rs 2.50 - Rs 6.50 LPA

School Counsellor

Rs 3.00 - Rs 5.00 LPA

Marriage and Family Therapist

Rs 2.70 - Rs 8.00 LPA

Child and Youth Workers

Rs 3.00 - Rs 5.00 LPA

Psychiatric Social Worker

Rs 2.70 - Rs 8.00 LPA

Social Worker

Rs 3.00 - Rs 7.00 LPA

Social Educator

Rs 2.50 - Rs 6.50 LPA

Teacher of Social Science

Rs 3.00 - Rs 5.00 LPA

Professor of Social Work

Rs 3.70 - Rs 8.00 LPA

Top Colleges for M.Phil Courses:-

Candidates can refer to the table below to find some of the top colleges offering M.Phil in Social Work course: 

M.Phil Colleges

M.Phil College Fees

Amity University, Noida

Rs 2.40 lakh

Amity University, Mumbai

Rs 2.00 lakh

Chanakya University, Bangalore

Rs 3.00 lakh

Hindustan College of Arts and Science

Rs 79500

NIMS University, Jaipur

Rs 60000

Parul University, Vadodara

Rs 1.20 lakh

Stella Maris College, Chennai

Rs 1.40 lakh

St. Joseph's University, Bangalore

Rs 2.00 lakh

Sabarmati University, Ahmedabad

Rs 1.80 lakh

William Carey University, Shillong

Rs 3.00 lakh

MCC - Madras Christian College


IGNOU - Indira Gandhi National Open University

Rs 18000

MSU, Vadodara

Rs 2.00 lakh

CSJM, Kanpur

Rs 67000

Visva Bharati University, West Bengal

Rs 3000

VMOU, Kota

Rs 14000

DAVV - Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

Rs 24000


Top Recruiting Companies:-

Top Recruiters for M.Phil in Social Work



CRY (Child Rights and You)


Smile Foundation

Nani Kali

Helpage India

Care India


Sammaan Foundation



  1. What is the Full Form of M.Phil?
    M.phil stands for Master of Philosophy.
  2. What is the difference between M.Phil and PhD?
    A PhD is a Doctorate degree awarded by universities and means that people can now refer to themselves as 'Doctor' within their research field. An M.Phil is a two-year course (sometimes three). The M.Phil is seen as the opening to a further PhD degree and is seen as a great way to gain entry to a better qualification.
  3. Which is better: PhD or M.Phil?
    An M.Phil is generally considered the most advanced Master's degree you can take, while a PhD is the highest academic qualification on offer.
  4. Can I do M.Phil without a PhD?
    Yes, M.Phil can be done without PhD.
  5. Can I do an M.Phil after 12th?
    No, to pursue M.Phil one must complete a master degree.
  6. Can I use Dr. after M.Phil?
    No, to use the title (Dr.) one must complete a PhD.


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