​​​PhD in Education​

The acute educational problems facing Pakistan and other developing countries need researchers who can ask critical questions, design innovative methods of inquiry and generate usable knowledge for scholars, education practitioners and policymakers. Our PhD in Education is designed for professionals who aspire to play such a role in improving the provision and quality of education.

The programme deepens students' understanding of educational problems and research needs in the developing world preparing them for leadership roles​. It enables students to conduct research to inform educational policies and practices in the developing world.

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​Life beyond AKU-IED​​

Here's what our alumni have to say about their experience of being developed as teachers, researchers and leaders in the area of education.

"Along with academic guidance and support, what I found most empowering was that I grew and transformed professionally despite my personal challenges. The high quality, equitable and humane learning environment created by the leadership and faculty is what makes the IED a unique place for study."​

Dr Nasima Zainulabidin, Class of '18​ ​

"The PhD experience at IED immensely strengthened my profile as a researcher. Building on this experience, I have worked as a lead researcher and a consultant for different institutions in Afghanistan. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at Kardan University, Kabul."

Hajee Parveen Roy, Class of ‘12

"Following his PhD at IED,  Dr Haji Karim stepped into higher education to teach as an Assistant Professor at the University of Baltistan."

Dr Haji Karim​​ Khan, Class of '09

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fee structure details, scholarships and all forms of financial assistance available.​