PhD Education


The PhD Program in Education are designed to qualify the candidates for research activity in educational matters and in educational settings where advance degree for scientific expertise is required. The main aim of the program is to produce independent research projects presented as a thesis in achieving an advanced academic level. In addition, it aims to give insight into social and pedagogical theory. Though participation in these programs the candidate is to receive practice in communicating her / his research and gain academic insight into the subject matter.

All lectures and seminars in these programs are tailored to encourage analytical and critical thinking. A central role is also given to the application of theoretical knowledge to real life situations and problems occurring in our country.


a. MS/MPhil Degree (18 years of education with 6 credit hrs. research) in relevant discipline from HEC recognized University with minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 CGPA under semester system OR 1st Division under annual system.
b. Selection in the respective program will be subject to availability of seats, merit based on academic qualification, valid GRE International / NTS / NUML devised GAT- subject score and interview.
c. Applicants with valid GRE International/GAT-Subject from NTS will have to pass written/subjective portion of NUML GAT-S (as per schedule of respective Faculties) to secure admission.
d. Candidate qualified for interview will have to submit and present a Statement of Purpose1500-2000 words (inclusive of title of research, intended field, potential research and passion for area of research) for PhD studies at the time of interview.
e. For Management Sciences only: Candidates who have completed 30 credit hours of coursework in the case of professional degrees at the master's level, such as MBA and MS in Project Management are also eligible. However, preference will be given to those who have MS Degree with research at Level-7.


S.No Course Code Subject Credit Hours
1 Edu – 751 Advanced Course in Quantitative Research 3
2 Edu – 752 Curriculum Theories and Practices 3
3 Edu – 753 Social and Psychological Perspectives in Education 3
4 Edu – 761 Advanced Course in Qualitative Research 3
5 Edu – 762 Educational Leadership and Change Management 3
6 Edu – 763 Teacher Education 3