LUMS School of Education will be offering MPhil Education Leadership and Management in Fall 2018.
Is LUMS SOE offering a degree in teacher training?
The MPhil in Education Leadership and Management is NOT a teacher-training program. It consists of coursework, along with an interactive field component that involves a significant amount of research-based practice in educational organisations partnered with the School.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The MPhil Education Leadership and Management is a 2-year-long programme.
How many credits are required for the degree?
The MPhil Education Leadership and Management degree is a 36 credit hours programme completed over 4 semesters.
Who earns the MPhil Education Leadership and Management degree?
This program opens opportunities for individuals belonging to different academic and professional backgrounds aspiring to become educational leaders, administrators, and/or policy reformers.
What kind of financial assistance is available for the programme?
LUMS School of Education aims to admit students with a diverse set of personal, professional and educational experiences to its inaugural class, irrespective of their financial circumstances. Admission to the program will be on the basis of merit alone. Through a generous grant from Babar Ali Foundation, up to 100% of comprehensive merit and need-based financial aid scholarships are available for all admitted students.
Do I need to be employed in a school/education setting while enrolled in the programme?
No. This program does not require current employment in education.
How many students are in each cohort?
There are around 30-45 students in each cohort every year.
What is the expected average age of incoming students?
The average age of incoming students will range between 25 and 40years.
What are the specialized courses of study within the program?
What opportunities are available to gain work experience?
The MPhil Education Leadership and Management programme course includes a research-intensive Practicum, a semester-long ‘residency’ in which students work full time in an educational organisation partnered with the School of Education to investigate a research question of their choice. The program will also include methods coursework that is contingent on students’ field activities to understand the development, and implementation of research instruments. Through these different engagements with ‘live’ educational environments and situations, students will also find reasonable opportunity to interact with potential employers.
Is there a comprehensive exam?
Yes, students must pass a comprehensive take-home exam in February of their final year.
What opportunities are available to the SOE students after graduation?
SOE will prepare graduates for leadership careers in various educational spaces. Our graduates can work across multiple industries, including development, strategic consulting, educational management, social advocacy, and educational entrepreneurship. Some of our graduates may also find themselves progressing towards further research studies after LUMS - such as a doctorate in Education - to investigate a question regarding education more closely, ultimately leading to a career in academia.