The Centre’s Academic Staff is trained in European Union subjects in European Universities, have, after completion of the programme in August 2002, taken over the responsibility of teaching these advanced courses of Forty Credit hours in the M.Phil course work programme.
A candidate for registration in the M.Phil/Ph.D Course Work Programme must have at least a Masters degree (minimum IInd class) preferably with a demonstrated ability to undertake high-level research with some published work. Candidates are required to clear a test conducted by the NTS held in the University of Karachi with a maximum 50% marks.
Students are initially enrolled on a provisional basis for two-semester course work in European Studies. After completing the course work they submit their thesis plans for approval by Karachi University’s Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR). The students are then enrolled as full-fledged M.Phil/Ph.D students. On the recommendation of the supervisor, a thesis can be converted from M.Phil into Ph.D after considerable work has been done on it. The minimum duration for presenting a Ph.D level dissertation is three years and for an M.Phil dissertation for two years.
After due process, the degree in European Studies is conferred by the University of Karachi.