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 2023 - 2024 cycle. The last da​te for submission of applications is April 27

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Those with 16-years of qualification in Education or any discipline with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on scale of 4.0 (semester system) or 65% score (annual examination system) are eligible to apply.

  • ​Minimum two years of working experience is required.

  • Candidates applying with degree in areas other than Education shall be required to complete deficiency courses of minimum 18 credit hours at the University before the commencement of MPhil in Education programme*. 

*Candidates applying with degree in areas other than Education with a 1 year BEd degree are required to complete deficiency courses. ​

*Candidates applying with degree in areas other than Education with a 1.5 year BEd degree are not required to complete deficiency courses.​

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​Office of the Registrar

Institute for Educational Development​​
​The Aga Khan University
1-5/B-VII F.B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi 75950​

Email: ied.ro@aku.edu
Tel: +92 21 3634 7611 / 4
Ext. +92 21 3634  8633