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Master of Science (M.Sc.) Futurology

Objective : The two years Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Futurology (Futures Studies) conducted by The Global Open University, Nagaland has been designed for meeting the demand of the growing needs of experts in the fields of strategic foresight, futuristics, futures thinking, futuring, predictability, forecasting in the areas of weather, transport, flood, earthquake, technology, land use, product, player and team performance in sports, telecommunications, politics, sales & marketing.

Eligibility : Graduates of any discipline Duration : Two years

Award : Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Futurology (Futures Studies) shall be awarded to all the successful candidates by The Global Open University, Nagaland.

First Year
Introduction to Futures Studies
Concepts of Futures Studies
Futures Techniques
Theory of Constraints

Second Year
Applications of Forecasting
Forecasting Methodologies
Timeline of the Future in Forecasts
Research Methodology
Master's Thesis

Careers in Futurology

Futures Studies or Futurology is the science, art and practice of postulating possible, probable and preferable futures and the world views and myths that underlie them. Futures Studies seek to understand what is likely to continue, what is likely to change and what is novel. Part of the discipline thus seeks a systematic and pattern-based understanding of past and present and to determine the likelihood of future events and trends. A key part of this process is understanding the potential future impact of decisions made by individuals, organisations and governments. It is an interdisciplinary field.

Total Fee : Rs. 28,150

Accordingly, the Application Form duly filled-in along with four stamp size photographs, copies of certificates and mark sheets and a Bank Draft for the full fee i.e. Rs. 28,150 in the name of “The Global Open University, Nagaland” payable at Dimapur must reach the Admissions Officer,  The Global Open University, Sodzulhou Village, P.O. - ARTC, NH-39, Dimapur - 797115 Nagaland by registered / speed post only.

Examination Fee : A fee of Rs. 250 per paper is to be paid before appearing in the Annual Examinations to be held at different Examination Centers within the State of Nagaland (Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha).

Master's Thesis : All students are required to submit a Master's Thesis at the end of second year.

Assignments : All admitted participants must submit subjectwise assignments based on the Mini Project Reports to be prepared by them on a topic related to each of the subjects.