Scheme of Study

SCHEME OF STUDIES M Phil in  EDUCATION

(Adopted from HEC Curriculum)

Course Development Committee

Chaired by

Qaiser Abbas Head of Department

Convineer

Qaiser Abbas HOD

Members

Dr Haji karim Khan

Dr Sabir Ali

Dr. Muhammad Riaz, AP

 

Rationale:The demands of globalization have a direct and pressing impact on education sector and,
consequently, an up gradation of education and research standards is inevitable. Currently,
Department of Educational development is offering the following Programs:
1. BS Education
2. B Ed Elementary 4 Years
3. MA Education 2 Years
Now the department of educational development is to launch M Phil in Education Program
from Semester Spring 2021 onwards to provide in-service and pre-service teachers,
professional development opportunities.
Introduction:
The M Phil in Education Program is a full time degree program, which focuses on the core

areas of Education as well as covers the emerging areas. The program is specially designed
to facilitate candidates with interests in the field of Education.
The Master of Philosophy (M Phil) in Education program aims to nurture the relevant
knowledge and skills among the students, and enable them to become independent
professional to be able to impact on the classrooms to policy making in Pakistan and
elsewhere. The program equips the learners become educational leaders and scholars
empowered to play a lead role in the education arena across the globe working as teachers,
teacher educators, administrators, education managers, college and university teachers and
researchers. The learners will be engaged in inquiry based learning to explore educational
issues, contemporary practices in education at national, regional and international level, and
seek their solution. The curriculum of the M Phil Education, therefore, encompasses local,
national, regional, and international aspects in education. Candidates will complete 30 credit
hours (24 Credit Hours of course work along with a six credit hours of research work/thesis).
Minimum 10 and maximum 25 students will be enrolled in the program.
Program Vision
Developing exemplary human source for the educational and socio-economic development of

the society.
Program Mission
Preparing competent human resource equipped with relevant knowledge, skills, and

attitudes to lead the field of education for the socio-economic prosperity of the society at
large.
Program Values
The core values of the M Phil Education program are as follows.

• Human dignity and respect
• Open-mindedness
• Just and fairness
• Honesty and optimism
• Passion and courage
• Creativity and positivity
• Conducive learning environment
Objectives of the Program:
· To prepare educational leaders recognized for the quality and significance of their

teaching, research, scholarship, service, outreach, and leadership.
· To provide widely recognized leadership in the improvement of teaching, learning, and
the assessment of educational outcomes across the life span through
research, scholarship, and technology.
· To provide leadership in the development of collaborative, professional relationships
with organizations and educational institutions focused on the improvement of education
in schools, communities, and workplace settings.
· To develop knowledge and understanding of practical approaches to educational reforms.
· To develop arrange of learning and transferable kills which integrate current research
and best practice in the areas of educational leadership.
· Be prepared for employment in research/faculty positions at top-tier research institutions.
· Contribute to the interdisciplinary public discourse on education.
· Engage in and promote evidence-based practices through the application of rigorous
methodology.
· Link education research to policy and practice.
· Provide leadership in the field by developing an independent line of ethical and
culturally responsive research.
· Contribute to development of the next generation of scholars.
Scope regarding market, social and employment perspective of program
The M Phil program in Education is a specialized program of studies in education. There are

very few institutes in Pakistan that offer such program in the field of education. Preparation of
innovative educational leaders, who are able to bring positive educational reforms, is more than
important and critical for future of Pakistan. Improvements in education system should be based
on sound research, the application of the theory as it relates to effective practice, policy
development, and collaboration with practitioners. Educational Leadership can be used to
improvethequalityofteachingandlearningresearchandscholarship.Graduateprogramssuch as
Educational Leadership are significantly important to bring a positive change in young leaders
and by virtue of that, educational reforms and change would come in the institutions,
communities and then at the national level.
Entry Requirements
Individuals having the following qualifications can be eligible to get admission in the

program.
• Master of Arts degree in Education
• Master in Education
• B. Ed. (Hons) or equivalent
MA/ MSc with B Ed/BS Ed/ M Ed
• Pass UOBS Entry Test for M Phil in Education securing minimum 50% marks OR The
GAT-General (www.nts.org.pk/gat/gat.asp) conducted by the National Testing
Service with a minimum 50% cumulative score will be required at the time of
admission to M. Phil/M.S.
• Fulfill the prescribed admission requirements for the program
Merit Calculation
1. The following criteria will be followed to determine the merit.

1. Academic Qualifications : 40 marks
2. UOBS Entry Test : 50 marks
3. Interview : 10 marks
To become eligible for admissions in MS/MPhil programs, the applicants are required to
secure:
a. Minimum 50% score in UOBS Entry Test OR HAT test
b. Minimum 50% marks in the interview
c. Minimum 50% marks in Academic Qualifications
Breakup of 40 marks for the academic qualifications are given below.
Percentage marks

45- 49%

50 –
54%

55 – 59%

60 – 69%

70%

≥80%

 

SSC

Marks

5

6

7

8

9

10

HSSC

Marks

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

BA/BSc (Annual
System)

Marks

5

6

7

8

9

10

MA/MSc (Annual
System)

Marks

5

6

7

8

9

10

Bachelors (4
years)(Annual System)

Marks

10

12

14

16

18

20

CGPA

             

2.5

3.0

3.4

≥3.8

       

BA/BSc (Semester
System)

Marks

5

7

9

10

   

MA/MSc (Semester
System)

Marks

5

7

9

10

   

Bachelor’s Degree
(4years)

Marks

10

14

18

20

   


Fee Structure

S. No.

Particulars

Amount (in Rs.)

Remarks

1

Tuition Fee

35,000

 

2

Examination Fee

1000

 

3

UoBS Library Service

1000

 

4

Registration Fee

2000

 

5

UoBS Security Fee

1000

Refundable

6

Library Sec. Fee

1000

Refundable

7

Lab Sec. Fee

1000

Refundable

8

Endowment Fund

1000

 

9

Uni. ID Card

200

 

10

Certificate Verification

1000

 

11

Medical

300

 

12

Uni Dev.

300

 

13

Sports

500

 

14

Winter Charges

500

 

Total

46, 800

 

         

 

Duration of the Program
Full time (24months) with 4 semesters including two semesters for course work and two

semesters for thesis extendable by two more semesters by Dean of the faculty on the
recommendation of Chair Department. This duration can be extended to two regular
semesters on the recommendations of Guidance and Evaluation Committee (GEC) and
approved by Faculty Board of Graduate Studies (FBGS) if the student fails complete the
degree in three academic years, and only if the student is able to successfully justify the
extension to FBGS through GEC.
Assessment
1. Internal Assessments (Mid Semester Exam, Projects, Assignments, Presentations,

Quizzes, Term/Semester Paper etc)
2. End of Semester Examinations
3. Synopsis Defense based on the proposal submitted and evaluated by GEC
comprising of Research Supervisor, one Internal and one External examiner
4. Quarterly submission of progress report as per UOBS policy
5. Final Thesis (25,000to35,000 words) passed by a panel of examiners (including
Supervisor, one Internal and one External evaluator)
6. Final Thesis Defense in accordance with the University’s procedures
Letter Grade and Grade Point
The award to the student based on academic performance is called a Grade or Letter Grade.

With each letter grade a Grade Point is associated. A student may be awarded one of the
following letter grades as shown in the table below.

Subject

Grade Points

A

4

A-

3.67

B+

3.33

B

3.00

B-

2.67

 

C+

2.33

C

2.00


Utilizing the information from the table above, student’s total grade points earned in a semester
can be calculated by multiplying grade point associated with the letter grade earned with Cr
Hrs of each subject, and then totaling all the grade points of the subject studied in the semester.
For example, a student studies threes subjects in a semester of 4,2,and 3 Cr Hrs, and earned A-
,B+ and B grades respectively. His/her Grade points for the semester are:
4x3.67+2x3.33+3x3.00 =30.34
Program Break up Semester Wise
Semester I

No
.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs

1

ED ---

Professional Development of Teachers

3-0-3

2

ED ---

Educational Change and Development

3-0-3

3

ED ---

Advance Research Methods in
Education

3-0-3

4

ED ---

Computer Applications in education

3-0-3

Total

12

   


Semester II

No

Course Code

Course Title

Total Credit Hrs

1

ED ---

Elective I Course

3-0-3

2

ED ---

Elective II Course

3-0-3

3

ED ---

Elective III Course

3-0-3

4

ED ---

Elective IV Course

3-0-3

Total

12

   



Semester III,IV

No

Course Code

Course Title

Total Credit
Hrs

1

ED699

Thesis

06


Proposal Development, Proposal Defend, Report writing, 1st, 2nd, Final Draft, Thesis Defend

Break Down of the Program:
Course Work

24 Cr Hrs(12 Cr Hrs Per Semester)

Research/Thesis

06 Cr Hrs

Total:

30 Cr Hr


Core Courses

No
.

Course
Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs

1

ED ---

Professional Development of Teachers

3-0-3

2

ED ---

Educational Change and Development

3-0-3

3

ED ---

Advanced Research Methods in
Education

3-0-3

4

ED ---

Computer Applications in Education

3-0-3


Elective Courses

No

Course Code

Course Title

Total
Credit Hrs

1

ED ---

Curriculum and pedagogies

3

2

ED ---

Education and Development

3

3

ED ---

Academic Writing

3

4

ED ---

Educational leadership and management

3


- - - -

5

ED ---

Educational Testing and Development

3

6

ED ---

Teacher education

3

7

ED ---

Educational technology

3
-

0
3

8

ED----

Inclusive Education