Our MPhil programme helps students build a strong research foundation enabling them to inquire about 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 a firsthand 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.
Here's what our students have to say about their experience of being developed
as leaders and positive contributors to society.
Hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – a terror affected area, AKU-IED through its MPhil programme equipped me with the art of questioning, critique and self-reflection that goes beyond academics.
Before coming to AKU, I was not able to connect to my inner woman who is powerful and able to counter her inner demons as a warrior. This experience is life changing as now I am ready to apply this knowledge on my battlegrounds that will surely help my son to revamp his life with the modified version of his mother.
"The research experience at IED empowered me to pursue my passion for pluralism and contribute to the body of knowledge in this particular area. I’ll always remember how satisfying it was to see students think about what it means to be a tolerant member of society."
"The programme deepened my understanding of educational problems, helped me build my research and leadership skills and become an advocate for women's education."
I consider myself most privileged for getting an education from AKU-IED, where I experienced a conducive learning environment, access to updated learning resources, and highly qualified faculty. I am the only one from my whole village who has pursued higher education from a well-reputed institute. AKU-IED allowed me to explore innovative learning and ways for growing personally, academically, socially and professionally.
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