M.Phil. Programme (Kathmandu University)
Master of Philosophy program gives a strong foundation in research methods and skills that serve as a solid base to enter a career as a professional in their respective field. The Master of Philosophy conducted by the Kathmandu University is a three-semester program out of which initial two semesters involves taught courses and the final semester is meant for preparing thesis which is compulsory. It is a 33 to 36 credit hours course, including core courses, specialization course and research-based dissertation.
The program provides students with an opportunity to choose from five concentration areas to specialize in the course of their interests. The specialization area includes Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Development Studies, English Language Education and Mathematics Education. It covers core courses, such as Writing for Professionals, Advanced Qualitative Research Methods, Statistical Methods in Education and Social Science Research, Research Methods in Education and Social Science among others.
The Master of Philosophy conducted by the Kathmandu University is a three-semester program out of which initial two semesters involves taught courses and the final semester is meant for preparing thesis which is compulsory. It is a 33 to 36 credit hours course, including core courses, specialization course and research-based dissertation.
Kathmandu University - School of Management is the only academic institution offering Master of Philosophy program in Nepal under the KU’s affiliation. It is located in Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchowk.
The major aim of Master of Philosophy program is to produce competent and competitive professionals in diverse areas such as Educational Planning and management. Some of the specific objectives of this program are listed below:
• To enable students to function individually or in a team
• To enhance students’ to critical thinking
• To conduct and participate in the research work
Applicants interested in pursuing the Master of Philosophy program should have a master degree in any stream with a minimum of fifty percent marks. However, applicant with Master Degree in Education is given preference. Those who do not hold M.Ed degree might require to take extra courses. Applicant should be able to read and write English fluently and should have knowledge related to computer operation.
Selection is made on the basis of applicants’ academic achievements, entrance test score and performance in oral interview.
Course of Study
Scope and Career Prospects
Master of Philosophy program aspires to produce highly skilled human resources in an array of areas, such as Educational Planning, curriculum, supervision, management and Administration. The graduates with a degree can work in a number of avenues. They can seek job in areas, including law, insurance, public service, research, consultant, student affairs, HR and interviewer. In addition to this, they can opt to work in research colleges, institutions and universities.