​​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 s​ch​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 T​oronto, 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

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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​ 

Candidates who have at least two-years of full-time teaching / research / leadership / educational development experience and have 18 years of qualification in “Education” including a MS / MPhil or equivalent degree with the course and research work based on a minimum of 30 credits after 16 years of an undergraduate degree. A minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the Semester System) or First Division – 75% (in the Annual System) in MPhil / MS in Education / Equivalent degree is required. 

The University may request for additional documents to better understand and evaluate applicant’s eligibility as per University and regulatory body requirements.

Candidates applying with disciplines other than that of Education and with foreign qualifications are required to provide 18-years of equivalence in Education from HEC.

​For further information you can reach us using contact details provided below.​​​​​​​

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​Office of the Registrar

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

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