MPhil in Educational Leadership

MPhil in Educational Leadership

Master of Philosophy
1 year 6 months
  • Fee:NPR 340,000

The M Phil in Education leadership is a three-semester program There are courses for 33 credit hours comprising core courses (9 credit hours) and specialization courses (12 credit hours), electives courses (3 credit hours), dissertation/research papers (9 credit hours) 

The course is market-oriented, up-to-date, reality-based, and competitive in quality. This program includes core courses common to all students, an area of concentration, and research-based dissertation. Core courses provide basic skills for research and professional communication and include research methods and statistics professional writing, and issue seminars. Students may choose from two areas of concentration to develop expertise in one selected field.

The notion of educational leadership has been established with the belief that effective and quality leadership significantly impacts educational outcomes in educational institutions. However, what constitutes effective and quality leadership and what are the envisioned educational outcomes in the context of Nepal remain topics of debate and dialogue. The Master of Philosophy in Education specialized in Educational Leadership offers the space for such debate and discourse for educators, educational leaders, researchers and practitioners who are seeking to enhance their knowledge and expertise and progress into leadership and research practice in the field of education. The broader objective of the program is that the graduates of the programs shall be competent to contribute in the institutional strengthening and organisation development of educational institutions, to make the education systems more empowering, inclusive and productive for all students.

Program Objectives and Attributes

After completion of the program, candidates will:

  • Develop research capacity and knowledge on recent trends and discourses on educational leadership and its dimensions at the national and international level
  • Develop core behavioural skills, knowledge and strategic competency in leading and managing educational institutions/programs
  • Develop analytical skills and knowledge to assess the challenges and opportunities in the field of educational leadership and develop modalities to address those challenges
  • Develop capacity to contribute to knowledge building and sustained engagement in exploring new emergent areas of research in educational leadership through academic and professional engagements


The main prerequisite for this program is a Master’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% score in aggregate or a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0. There will be a screening process for admission into the program.