|The MPhil / PhD Program of National University of Modern Languages is an
indigenous program with a multi–dimensional outlook. This program was started in
1998 when the Board of Governors (BOG) decided that there was a requirement to
provide an opportunity for faculty members to enhance their academic
qualifications and study current trends and developments in modern disciplines.
The duration of the program is 3-5 years. The program crosses through a rigorous
course of one year duration with extensive study of several subjects. This
concentrated period of study which passes through many assignments and through
written papers of five hours duration enables scholars to develop a firm base
for advanced research. NUML is the first university to start a high-level
preparatory course for this kind of program.|
The first semester gives scholars a broad base in education, psychology,
philosophy and linguistics with special reference to modern concepts and recent
developments. This semester culminates in a five hour long terminal exam.
Passing this exam with a 60% score is a pre-requisite for entry into the second
The second semester is more specific and aims at giving scholars a fuller
background in their projected areas of research. The scholars are divided into
small groups with a specialist of their own discipline and are guided towards
the ultimate aim, namely, research thesis writing. -ical aspects of thesis
writing are also taught in this term. Overall both semesters aim at giving
scholars sufficient knowledge of their chosen discipline to encourage them to
come up with innovative research ideas.
Currently many of scholars are participating in these programs, which have a
strong Pakistani bias. One positive result of this research activity is the
building up of a much needed data base in the field of education, which will
contribute positively towards the progress of the country.