The IUMS Graduate Program offers comprehensive education and research training for Master's and Ph.D. students. Our interactive curriculum includes a variety of courses, including deficiency (compensatory), core, and non-core. In addition to coursework, students are required to complete rotations, seminars, and a dissertation or thesis as per the requirements of their respective disciplines.

Types of Courses


Deficiency courses, also known as compensatory courses, are designed to provide students with foundational knowledge in areas where they may be lacking. These courses are mandatory for students who do not have a strong background in their related fields and are intended to help them catch up with their peers. Deficiency courses cover essential concepts and techniques that are fundamental to the discipline, ensuring that all students have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the program. These courses are carefully designed to meet the needs of students with varying levels of experience and are an important part of our commitment to providing a comprehensive education to all Master’s and Ph.D. students.


Core courses are a fundamental aspect of our Master's and Ph.D. programs, providing students with a solid foundation in the essential concepts and techniques of their field of study. These courses cover key topics and theories that are critical to understanding the discipline and are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their academic and professional pursuits. Core courses serve as the backbone of the program, laying the groundwork for more specialized coursework and research opportunities. These courses are mandatory for all Master's and Ph.D. students, ensuring that they receive a comprehensive education that prepares them for success in their chosen field.


Non-core courses are an important component of our Master's and Ph.D. programs, providing students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and skills beyond the core curriculum. These courses cover a range of topics that are relevant to the discipline, but may not be included in the mandatory core courses. Non-core courses are designed to offer students a more diverse educational experience, allowing them to explore areas of interest and develop specialized expertise in specific areas. While these courses are not mandatory, they offer valuable learning opportunities that can enhance students’ academic and professional development. Non-core courses are elective and can be chosen by students based on their interests and career goals.



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