PhD in Education Management

Program Overview

PhD in Education Management is intended to be awarded to a person who has got a holistic view of Education and whose area of research specialization shall fit within the framework of Education, showing original contribution to the area of study which a student may choose to specialize in through research. Such areas shall include, Educational Psychology, Curriculum, Comparative Education, Education Development, Economics of Education, Sociology of Education, Philosophy of Education, Leadership in Education, Gender in Education,  Education in Vocationalization, Environment Education, Special Needs Education, Chemistry Education, Biology Education and Mathematics Education.

This PhD Programme is designed for a student to use his/her knowledge of Education to dig deeper  in one of the areas of educational ramifications and provide new insights in it for solving Educational needs in that area or provide guidelines of approach in that aspect of educational area.

There will also be training in research at a higher level.  This training in advanced research methods through seminars, workshops and conferences will assist the student to carry out his/her research and also to equip him/her with skills needed in conducting different  kinds of research and in effective writing skills and in analytical skills in order to produce material worthy publishing.

Course Duration: 3 Years

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here are some career path options for someone with a PhD in Education Management:

  1. Education Administrator: With a PhD in Education Management, graduates can pursue a career as an education administrator. Education administrators work in school districts, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations, and oversee the development and implementation of educational programs and policies.
  2. Academic Dean: Academic deans are responsible for overseeing academic programs and policies in colleges and universities. With their knowledge of education management, graduates with a PhD in Education Management can become academic deans in higher education institutions.
  3. Curriculum Developer: Curriculum developers work to design and develop educational curricula that align with educational goals and standards. With their expertise in education management, graduates can become curriculum developers in school districts, educational publishing companies, and nonprofit organizations.
  4. Education Policy Analyst: Education policy analysts work to evaluate and develop education policies that promote access to quality education and improve educational outcomes. With their knowledge of education management and policy analysis, graduates can become education policy analysts in government agencies, advocacy organizations, and consulting firms.
  5. Education Researcher: Education researchers conduct studies and investigations to identify best practices and effective strategies in education management. With their knowledge of education management and research methods, graduates with a PhD in Education Management can become education researchers in academic institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
  6. Educational Consultant: Educational consultants provide advice and guidance to schools, school districts, and other educational organizations on education management strategies, policies, and programs. With their expertise in education management, graduates can become educational consultants in consulting firms or start their own consulting business.
  7. Education Program Director: Education program directors oversee the development and implementation of education programs in nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies. With their knowledge of education management and project management, graduates can become education program directors and work to develop and implement educational programs that align with organizational goals.

These are just a few examples of the many career paths available to someone with a PhD in Education Management. It’s essential to note that these careers are not mutually exclusive, and there may be opportunities to move between them throughout a person’s career


In order to enhance the quality of PhD education, Nkumba University, establishes acceptable standards and guidelines for the same. This has been recognised as an important process of establishing sustainable internal quality assurance mechanisms and system that will ensure that the awards of the University meet national, regional and global standards of excellence. Click here for full guidelines

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