UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Academic Programs

MPhil PhD Special Education

Overview Core Courses

Introduction

The higher studies in special education are research-based learning programs. The curriculum and instruction is benchmarked with international universities. All courses are IT-based and interactively accessible on internet through “Moodle”. The main emphasis of M Phil and PhD degrees in Special Education is to undertake research studies in the field of special needs education. The topics of interest include, but not limited to, disabilities studies, human diversity in education, perspectives on access and equity, types of special needs and its burden on family and the society at large, economics of disability, interplay between disability and poverty and gender and disability.

The participants of these programs are expected to demonstrate sound knowledge of these issues and attitude to respect and celebrate human diversity.

The coursework is tailored to inculcate higher level skills to conduct research and interact with individuals having disabilities, their families and organizations working for them. They are specially prepared to initiate a change process to bring about social inclusion so that the less privileged segments of the society can enjoy human rights on equal basis.

Career Opportunities

The scholars having M Phil and PhD degrees can be placed on any one of the following positions:

  • Faculty positions in Special Education Departments of various universities
  • Consultant on Special Education in Govt. Departments and International NGOs
  • Principals and Administrators in Special Education Schools/ Inclusive Education Schools
  • Research Officers in different research organizations
  • Teaching jobs with attractive salaries abroad
  • Subject Specialists in education departments
  • Itinerant Teachers for inclusive education
  • All positions requiring degree in Social Sciences

Eligibility Requirements

M. Phil Program:

The candidate for admission in M Phil Special Education must have:

  • Passed MA in Special Education/ M Sc Psychology/ MA Education with at least 2.5/4.0 CGPA or First Division
  • Passed GAT General by securing 50% marks
  • Qualified the interview for admission

PhD Program:

The candidate for admission in PhD Special Education must have:

  • Passed M Phil in Special Education with at least 3.0/4.0 CGPA
  • Passed GAT Subject by securing 50% marks
  • Qualified the interview for admission

Degree Requirements

M Phil Program:

The candidate must fulfill following requirements for the award of M Phil degree in Special Education:

  • Coursework of 24 credit hours with 3.0 CGPA
  • Thesis work of 6 credit hours OR two additional courses of 6 credit hours in lieu of thesis work

PhD Program:

The candidate must fulfill the following requirements for the award of PhD degree in Special Education:

  • Coursework of 18 credit hours with 3.0/4.0 CGPA
  • GAT Subject
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Dissertation
  • Publication of research paper in HEC approved research journal
  • Thesis work of 27 credit hours

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