The Programme​​​​​

The three-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education programme is designed for professionals who are keen to improve the quality of education by asking critical questions, designing innovative methods of inquiry, producing usable knowledge for education practitioners, policy makers and sch​olars.​

Programme ​Features​

  • Recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan

  • Highly selective, critical and rigorous

  • Designed in collaboration with experts from University of Toronto, Canada and Oxford University, UK​​

  • Offered in a vibrant research environment where national and international scholars share their research findings regularly and interact with students

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

  • ​18 years of Education (MPhil / MS in Education) with minimum cGPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale.
  • Minimum two years of teaching / research / leadership / educational development experience.

Additional requirements include:

  • A minimum of 70% score on the AKU Graduate Admission Test. This test comprises Subject-specific component and Quantitative Reasoning. The English Language component tests language competency.
  • ​Submitting a completed application form, including three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose and brief research proposal (500 words).

​​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:

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