The Programme

The two-year Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Education develops leadership capacity for planning, conducting and disseminating research to improve curriculum, teaching, learning and educational planning and policymaking. The graduates of this programme are expected to conduct high quality research and lead educational reforms in the context of the developing world​​.​

The programme should be attended by Educational leaders, researchers, development practitioners, teacher educators, curriculum specialists, policy makers and experts.​

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 Online Process

Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates may request for a paper based application form by emailing​ at 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 cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale (semester system) or 65% score (annual examination system). 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

  • Minimum two years teaching / research / leadership / education development experience

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

Programme Features​

The programme:

  • Is recognised by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

  • Is taught and supervised by internationally qualified PhD faculty with extensive teaching and research experience.

  • ​​Offers specialisations in research, education and development and educational processes.

  • Will give a boost to your career by equipping you with the knowledge and skills required for leadership positions in educational organisations, universities and NGOs.

  • Can serve as a stepping-stone for PhD studies in Education. If you achieve a 3.00 CGPA (on 4-point scale) in the MPhil, and meet other admission requirements, you will be eligible to apply for the PhD in Education programme at AKU.

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​. 

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