The Programme

The two-year Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Education programme helps students build a strong research 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.

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

Admissions are open for 2020-2021 admission cycle​. The last date to submit the application is June 17, 2020 by 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time).​

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​.​​

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 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 requir​ed 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 the Graduate Programme Office at +92-21-36347611-4/36826991-4, Ext. 8591 ​or write to ied.gpo@aku.edu​. ​

For further information please go through the Programme Information Booklet​ and / or the ​​​programme page. You can also reach us via the following contact details:

Admission Office
Office of the Registrar​
Aga Khan University 
Institute for Educational Development​​
1-5/B-VII F.B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi-75950
Tel: +92-21-36347611-4 (Ext. 8633)​
Email: ied.ro@aku.edu​​