MPhil Education

The MPhil Education is a two-year evening program, aimed both at students continuing their education as well as in-service practitioners who want to upgrade their qualification. As an evening program, many current teachers will be able to benefit from it. The program has a number of objectives. It will advance students’ academic competence in their chosen area of specialization and their skills to analyze education problems in a balanced, confident, constructive, and critical manner. The program will prepare students to initiate, lead and complete projects successfully. The program will emphasize on developing the competence to use insights from research to deepen their understanding of education-related problems and use alternative approaches to find solutions to the problems of the education sector.
  • Experienced faculty with a profound understanding of contemporary knowledge of educational pedagogies and assessment strategies, a forte of FCCU’s MPhil Education program.
  • The Faculty with expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research approaches and presenting their research at national and international forums and conferences.
  • A unique set of courses communicating to students contemporary ideas about educational pedagogies and educational research.
  • We conduct symposia, one-day conferences, where students present their research papers and articles.
  • Our students are encouraged to participate in inter-university, national and international conferences.

The Faculty of Education aims to contribute to the academia and the industry by preparing individuals who contribute to the development of education, education structure, policy, curriculum, teachers’ development and classroom teaching. The faculty aspires to promote and nurture concepts and ideas impacting the development of critical thinking leading to the advancement of well-being of all involved in the education process.

To develop well informed learners, independent and critical thinkers and innovative researchers who understand the ethical consequences of their own actions and can take responsibility of devising novel plans for the country’s prosperity.

The faculty and the research students will work together to:

M1: Analyze the contributions of earlier studies, theories and interpretations and probe questions worthy of systematic study.

M2: Evaluate alternative perspectives to educational problems and widen the academic and intellectual criticism in a constructive manner.

M3: Conduct systematic and focused studies to address the pertinent questions that respond to problems of the education system in a national and international context.

M4: Train candidates to take up teaching and other careers in the educational and education development sectors.

  1. To enable aspiring educationists to make informed decisions about the solutions of the major economic, social and cultural problems of the country that concern education
  2. To promote integration of philosophical thoughts and educational practices and be cognizant of curriculum planning and development models and processes
  3. To develop committed educational leaders to take leadership roles at both micro and macro administration levels
  4. To enable students to abreast themselves with the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in developing massive open online courses (MOOCS) and ICT driven face-to-face, blended learning and online programs
  5. To develop critical thinkers and reflective practitioners who can improve educational conditions by identifying and solving problems in various educational situations
  6. To develop educational researchers who have strong intellectual and conceptual skills which will enable them to undertake various educational research projects using a wide-range of research methodologies

A. Academic Competence
PLO1: Understanding different philosophical, social and cultural paradigms of education.

PLO2: Fostering an insight about the advances in the respective areas of research and relevance of other disciplines to one’s area of research

PLO3: Training students using different research techniques and procedures to design a research project, from its conceptualization to data analysis and interpretation.

B. Social Competence

PLO4: Developing students’ competency to use insights from research to deepen their understanding of the education related problems.

PLO5: Developing alternative approaches’ analysis skills to find solutions to the problems of the education sector.

C. Personal and Behavioral Competence

PLO6: Cultivating self-reliance, diligence, and perseverance skills to take up the academic and research tasks and complete them successfully.

PLO7: Acquire an approach to study and analyze education problems in a balanced, confident, constructive and critical manner.

The MPhil (Education) program aims to develop the following graduate attributes among students. These attributes are aligned with Fink’s “Taxonomy of Significance Learning.”

The students after completing this research programme will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate conceptual knowledge of the philosophy, paradigms and advances in education research
  2. Demonstrate the ability to understand and investigate different issues, (ranging from policy to classroom practices) and produce knowledge that add to understanding and solving existing problems, and add to the theories and concepts related to education.
  3. Acquire the ability to analyse, evaluate and establish the relations between claims regarding theory, method and facts about education processes, developments, administrative structures, public policy and trends.
  4. Utilize the tools to investigate educational and administrative phenomena and propose solutions that contribute to solving educational issues
  5. Communicate professionally (written and oral) findings, insights, and arguments different settings, whether local, national or international; and
  6. Identify areas and topics (policy, curriculum, teaching, administration) for further research and engage in investigating problems in different educational settings.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDCU 505 Theoretical Perspectives of Education 3
EDCU 510 Educational Policy Studies 3
EDCU 515 Quantitative Research Methods 3
EDCU 520 Qualitative Research Methods 3
EDCU 699 Thesis 6
Total Credit Hours 18

Specialization Courses: Educational Technology

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDCU 630 Implementation and Evaluation of Educational Technology 3
EDCU 530 Trends and Issues in Instructional Technology 3
EDCU 635 Digital Leadership 3
EDCU 535 Theories and Models of Instructional Design 3
Total Credit Hours 12

 Specialization Courses: Educational Administration

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDCU 640 Human Resource Management 3
EDCU 540 Leadership Theories & Practices in Education 3
EDCU 545 Organizational Theory in Education 3
EDCU 645 Creative Approaches to Educational Leadership 3
Total Credit Hours 12

Specialization Courses: Curriculum Studies

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDCU 650 Designing Effective Curricula 3
EDCU 655 Curriculum Development and Evaluation 3
EDCU 555 Curriculum Foundation and Principles 3
EDCU 550 Curriculum Theory and Practice 3
Total Credit Hours 12

Prospective candidates must meet the following criteria:


  1. MA Education or M.Ed. or BS Education or B.Ed. (4 years) or B.Ed. (Hons) or B.Ed. 2.5 (after 14 years qualification) or B.Ed. 1.5 (after 16 years qualification).
  2. The graduates having sixteen (16) years of qualification in disciplines other than education will be considered on a case-to-case basis and the enrolled candidates shall be required to complete deficiency courses of a minimum of 18 credit hours.


1.Minimum second division in an annual system 


2. Minimum 2.0 CGPA out of 4.0 in a semester system



Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including academic achievement, statement of purpose, and English language proficiency.

Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.