The Programme

The two-year Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Education develops leadership capacity for planning, conducting and disseminating r​esearch 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 2019-2020 cycle. The last date to submit the application is May 16, 2019.​​

Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, applicants are advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or 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 the Admission Office at ied.ro@aku.edu​.

Eligibility Criteria​​

  • ​​16-years of schooling in Education with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 point scale (semester system) or 65% score (annual examination system). Candidates with a master’s or an honours’ 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 one-year BEd degree are required to complete 6 bridging 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 ied.gpo@aku.edu​. ​

For further information please review the Programme Information Booklet​. 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​​