i. The Degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) shall be awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of the MPhil courses of studies and research as prescribed by the Academic Council of the University of Dhaka. The courses of studies for the MPhil degree shall run for two academic years. The terms and conditions regarding admissions, examination and other matters relating to the degree shall be prescribed by regulations enacted by the Academic Council and the Syndicate of the University of Dhaka.
ii. Candidates for admission to the courses for the MPhil degree must possess: (a) 4 year Honors Degree or (b) 3 Year Honors Degree and a 1 Year Master Degree or (c) Two-year Bachelor Degree and 2-year Postgraduate Degree. At least second division/class along with 50% marks is required in all examinations. If students are graded on CGPA, applicants require a minimum of 3.5 CGPA out of 5 or 3 out of a 4-scale for their admission.
i. The degree must be in the subject concerned or in a related subject permitted by the Board of Advanced Studies and the Academic Council of the University of the Dhaka. The candidates from other related disciplines will attend a course on Introduction to Sociology as well as a course related to their research as audit courses.
ii. A candidate for the MPhil degree will be registered for two academic sessions.
iii. The application for admission to the MPhil Program must be recommended by the supervisor(s), the Academic Committee of the Department and the Faculty concerned.
iv. Upon recommendations of the Board of Advanced Studies on MPhil admission, the Academic Council shall give the final approval.
v. Any changes of the topic of research or of supervisor must be approved by the Academic Committee of the Department. Further approval will be required by the Faculty concerned, the Board of Advanced Studies and the Academic Council of the university. A separate prescribed form shall be used for this purpose.
vi. A change of supervisor must also be approved by the Academic Committee of the Department. Academic supervisor must also give their written consent for the changes.
vii. Candidates admitted to the MPhil program shall be full-time students of the university.
viii. Candidates serving in any organization (including this university) shall take study leave for at least one year at the time of enrolling in the MPhil Program. This requirement may be relaxed by the Academic Council upon recommendation of the Academic Committee of the Department and faculty concerned for particularly those applicants who are working with higher educational institutions or research organizations.
ix. The department will prescribe the course of studies which must be approved by the Faculty/Board of Governors, the Board of Advanced Studies and the Academic Council of the university.