The Programme​

The Master of Education (MEd) programme develops in-service teacher educators, teachers, principals and education managers as reflective practitioners and leaders to improve teaching, learning, assessment and overall leadership and managem​ent practices in educational institutions. The programme is offered in f​ul​l-time (two-year) and part-time (four-year) modes.​​ The MEd specialisations include:

  • Educational Leadership & Management (ELM)

  • Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation (AME)

  • Teacher Education (TE) with sub-specialisations in Science, Mathematics, English Language, Social Studies

Admissions are currently open for 2018-2019 cycle. The last date to submit the application is May 28, 2018. Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application form, applicants are​ advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Understand the On​line Process

Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates may request for a paper based application form by emailing​ at ied.ro@aku.eduThe last date for acceptance of application is ​May 28, 2018​​.​​​​​​​


Eligibility Criteria

  • 16 years of education (a master’s or an honours’ degree in education) with minimum 50% marks. In case of having a master’s or an honours’ degree in areas other than education, candidate must have a 1.5 year (54 credits) BEd* degree

  • To specialise in ELM: Minimum two years of teaching experience in an educational institution with at least one year of management experience

  • To specialise in AME/TE: Minimum two years of teaching experience. Monitoring, evaluation and assessment related experience will be preferable for specialisation in AME.​​​

*candidate applying with a one-year BEd degree must take 6 deficiency courses of 18 credits at IED.


Programme Features

  • The programme is aligned with the regulations of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

  • It has been developed in close collaboration with the Oxford University, UK and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada.

  • It has been regularly reviewed by national and international experts in order to ensure that the programme incorporates new research-based knowledge, best practices and the changing priorities and needs of education.

  • ​Graduates are much sought after educators and leaders not only in Pakistan but also in other developing countries.

Click here to know more about the unique features, courses and structure of the programme.​

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Needs-sensitive financial assistance and merit-based scholarships (covers the tuition fee) are available. For details please contact the Graduate Programme Office at +92-21-36347611-4/36826991-4, Ext. 8591 ​or write to ied.gpo@aku.edu​. 


For further information please review the Programme Information Booklet​ and How t​o Apply​​ page. You can also reach us via the following contact details:

Admission Office
Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University – IED
1-5/B-VII F.B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi-75950
Tel: +92-21-36347611-4
Email: ied.ro@aku.edu​​
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