PhD in Social Work by Research



Our online PhD in Social Work program moulds students to become independent practitioners in their field. Our program prepares you to take on difficult challenges in the field of social work. Our service-focussed program helps students gain a deep understanding of how to work with at-risk, underprivileged and vulnerable populations.

3 Years

Master Degree in a relevant field. Relevant professional experience

Salient Features

  • Choose from several interdisciplinary, issue-focused courses
  • Gain both theoretical and practice understanding of complex problems
  • Provides holistic approach to problem solving

What do you gain?

  • Graduates grow as human beings by working with oppressed and at-risk populations.
  • Students gain a deep understanding of how families operate within social, cultural, economic and ethical frameworks.
  • Students gain skills relating to evidence based social work and also a deep understanding of research.
  • Students develop self-awareness by understanding how their own behaviour is driven by past experiences.

Why Choose Us?

Our doctoral program in social work has a well-established global reputation. Our School of Research offers excellent programs that are taught by global faculty with extensive knowledge in their specific field. We offer affordable costs and excellent support services for international students as well.


Block Subjects Credits
I Research Methodology 3
II Advanced Application of Social work 3
III Social Work And Human Rights 3
Capstone Project (Block: I, II, III) 1
IV Medical And Psychiatric Social Work 3
V Family And Child Welfare 3
VI Contemporary Social Work 3
Capstone Project (Block: IV, V, VI) 1
VII Elective 1 Human Resource Management & Labour Law, Mental Health , Disabled Population & Social Work, Social Work in the Corporate Sector, Youth Welfare, Community Development Management, Leadership and Development in Social Work, Social Welfare and Self Help Groups & Health Care Social Work 3
VIII Elective 2 3
IX Elective 3 3
X-XVIII Research Work 41
2 Book Reviews
Approval on Guide (To be identified by the Student)
Research Proposal Submission
Co Guide Allocation ,Approval on Research proposal
Course wiki
Term Report 1
2 Publications
Term Report 2
Term Report 3
Term Report 4
Term Report 5
Viva Voice
Final Thesis Report
Total Credits 70

Learning Methodology

The core learning methodology includes BBRRIICCSS models, Forum Discussions, Case Studies, Contextual Project Work, Article Review and Research Project. BRICS model is a uniquely designed methodology


Doctoral Structure

Our PhD in General Business Management program is designed to remove roadblocks for you and demystify the dissertation process. This unique approach centers on supporting you in three ways: through program structure, a dedicated faculty and support team, and online resources. To help generate momentum toward graduation, you’ll begin your dissertation early in the program. Our faculty, support team, and online resources will help guide you every step of the way.

Doctoral Structure

Career Path

Graduates of our doctoral program can work in several fields such as community management, human resource management, juvenile welfare, adolescent welfare, mental health centres, criminal justice administration amongst others. Our graduates are widely recruited by both private and public agencies worldwide. Doctoral salaries for social work vary depending on the nature, sector, and size of the organization.


  • How Do I Apply?

    You can apply online by clicking here. Fill the application form with all the relevant information and our Enrollment Advisor will call you for more details.

  • When will a decision be made on my application?
  • Do I need to travel to University for Examinations?

    No. We conduct the proctored Examinations including viva-voice.

  • How do I get guidance for the Doctoral/PhD programs?

    Students should identify their own Co-Guide and get approved by the University. The University will also support the students by providing a Guide.

  • How do I get academic discussions and clarifications?

    Academic Discussions & Clarifications will be done through Student - Faculty Interactions and Forum Discussions