School of Social Sciences

In our classes we do extensive reading followed by meaningful discussions and debates.

Surendra Malla, Associate Director, School of Social Sciences

Thames School of Social Sciences promotes social sciences and arts in Nepal, empowering students who want to change the status quo with the knowledge of the complexities, diversities, and shifts in real world scenarios that will help them to do so. They are encouraged to question the system and find answers for themselves, developing strong reading, writing, and problem-solving skills, where they apply their education to real world issues, in the process of their education.

The faculty members at the School of Social Sciences at Thames are skilled practitioners of their subjects. Students will find them capable of bringing the professional world into the classroom, bridging their academics to workplace scenarios. The faculty at the School of Social Sciences at Thames encourages students to be informed and express themselves, making the maximum use of the facilities for personal development that Thames offers, and appreciate the value of liberal arts in their lives. Admission at School of Social Sciences is highly competitive and offers wide range of scholarships.

Thames School of Social Sciences is also home to Nepal Social Work Symposium. Nepal Social Work Symposium is organized annually under the theme of selected by International Association of Schools of Social Work. In last four years, the symposium has been able to bring together the most eminent speakers and host dialogues and discussions in the contemporary social issues.

School of Social Sciences

Surendra Malla
Associate Director
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School of Social Sciences

Samin Rijal
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Office Hours

Sunday to Friday - 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
School of Social Sciences
Room.: A301
Thames International College, Kathmandu
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Phone: +977 (1) 4464584, 4465660, 4499324, Ext.

Academic Program


Bachelor of Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work program is designed to enable future social work and development practitioners to skillfully tackle the social challenges within the developing world. The BSW program at Thames fosters a culture of ethics, research, and understanding, with courses such as Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, and Research Methods in Social Work, in which students get an opportunity to critically examine the society and figure out how to best serve it.

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Bachelor of Rural Development

The Bachelor of Rural Development program thoroughly explores the developing areas of Nepal, with courses like Society and Culture in Nepal and the Rural Economy of Nepal. With a second major in sociology offered to students, the BRD program also provides an education on the sociological and anthropological areas of Nepal and the world. Courses in social work studies are an important part of this program, and students will study Human Rights, Community Engagement, and Community Service to become fully rounded professionals of development.

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Bachelor of Sociology

The Bachelor of Sociology program at Thames, offering a second major in Rural Development or Journalism and Mass Communications, is an extensive program focused on developing strong writing and communication skills, with courses like Reporting and Writing, Media History, and Photography. With illuminative courses like Dynamics of Nepali Society and Sociology of Culture, this program explores the layered workings of the Nepali culture and society.

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Journalism and Mass communication

Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communications program at Thames, offering Sociology as a second major, focuses on media skills, with courses such as Media Research, Public Relations and Advertising, and Photography. Students involved in this program will become expert writers and critical thinkers while also becoming well versed with the society they will be working in. Media Internships are going to be available to students as a part of the program as an opportunity to practice these skills in the workplace.

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Bachelor of Psychology

The Bachelor of Psychology program offered at Thames is designed to serve students with an extensive education in the field of psychology as well as writing, communication, and thinking skills to generate and implement ideas while practicing psychology on the field.

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    Sulab Baral

    2013 was the year when my journey at the Thames commenced. It was the turning point of my life. Back then, I was naïve, inquisitive and had the zeal to excel in my career. All these traits were fulfilled at the Thames. The teacher’s passion for what they do and the constant encouragement never made me look back and always strived to do better. Thames provided me with experiential learning, an incredible amount of resources, guidance and opened a golden gate to practice my educational ideal and passion. If you are looking for the same, I assure you, you are in the right place.

  • Barsha Tamang

    I got an amazing environment at Thames. With lots of fun, life long memories and meaningful interactions I felt comfortable to explore and try out new things. That has made me more empathetic, respectful and open minded. Thank you, Thames, for making me a happy human being.

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    What we study for?.......
    Let's take a moment to think about it.

    Confusions storming in my dyslexic brain from 15 years of schooling. Dyslexia; that I had internalized as curse, turnout as the greatest asset of mine during Bachelors at Thames.

    Go find what Thames is? on your own. This is what I get, liberal environment to vivid perspectives and ideas.

    Now answering to the question mentioned above with this beautiful line (substituting "Study" with "Poetry": We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is full of passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering: these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love these are what we stay alive for. - Dead Poets Society.

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