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.

For admission cycle 2021, the applications for admission will be accepted from April 19 to July 28​.​​

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 about the programme, please visit the programme​​ page. You can also reach us via the following contact details:

​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​​

​Related Information​​

Fee Structure​​​

Sample​ Test Paper​​​

​​​FAQs for Admission​​​​