The two-year Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Education programme helps students build a strong res​earch foundation enabling them to inquire critical issues ranging from the core problems of classroom teaching and school leadership to concerns related to educational policy and governance. By the time of graduation, students are able to work as independent researchers with a sound understanding of research ethics and with general and specialist skills in research methodologies, academic writing and presentation. Under the supervision of our accomplished faculty, students develop first-hand experience of creating usable knowledge to bridge the gap between theory, policy and practice and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders in the education sector.

Graduates of this programme are working as researchers, heads of educational institutions, teachers and instructors in secondary and higher secondary schools, faculty and academic advisors in teacher education colleges and institutions, and managers, project leaders and education consultants in development organisations.

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Admissions are open for 2021-2022 cycle. ​​The last date for submission of  applications is July 28, 2021​.​

Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, please go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process.

In case you need help in accessing the online application portal, please contact our admission officer ​at ied.ro​​@aku.edu​.​

Eligibility Criteria​​

  • 16-years of qualification in Education discipline with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 point scale (semester system) or 65% score (annual examination system). Candidates with degree in areas other than Education must have a 1.5 year BEd* degree (54 credits).

  • Minimum two years teaching / research / leadership / educational development experience.

*​ Candidates applying with a 1-year BEd degree are required to complete 6 bridging courses of 18 credits at IED​​

Financial ​Assistance and Scholarships

Needs-sensitive financial assistance and merit-based scholarships (covers the tuition fee) are available. ​For details please contact at +92 21 3634 7611-4 or +92 21 3682 6991-4, Ext. 8591. ​

For further information, please go through the Admission Information​​​ booklet. You can also reach us at:

​Office of the Registrar​
Aga Khan University 
Institute for Educational Development​​
1-5/B-VII F.B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi 75950
Tel: +92 21 3634 7611-4, Ext. 8633
Email: ied.ro@aku.edu​​​​