M.Phil/Ph.D Programme in European Studies

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.

Registration and Qualification:

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.

M.Phil. Course Titles

1st Semester:
  • ‌Research Methodology
  • Political Geography of Europe
  • Theory and Practice of European Integration
  • The European Union’s External Relations
2nd Semester:
  • ‌Research Communication Skills
  • Modern European Political History
  • The EU Common Foreign and Security Policy
  • EU’s Economic Policies

Award of M.Phil Degree in European Studies (Year 2015)

Name of M.Phil Student
  • Mr. Syed Hameed Uddin Hashim
Name of Supervisor
  • Dr. Khalid Mustafha

Award of M.Phil Degree in European Studies (Year 2014)

Name of M.Phil Student
  • Mr. Ikhlaq Hussain
Name of Supervisor
  • Dr.Tasneem Sultana

Award of M.Phil Degree in European Studies (Year 2013)

Name of M.Phil Student
  • Mr. Asad Tehseen Hamed
  • Ms . Bibi Fatima
Name of Supervisor
  • Dr. Rubab Hasan
  • Prof. Dr. Birjees Talat

Award of M.Phil Degree in European Studies (Year 2012)

Name of M.Phil Student
  • Mr. Mir Hassan Gul
  • Mr. Muhammad Kashif
Name of Supervisor
  • Prof. Dr. Naveed Ahmad Tahir
  • Dr. Tasneem Sultana

Award of M.S/M.Phil Degree in European Studies during 2010-11

Name of M.Phil Student
  • Mr. Sultan
  • Mr. Fida Hussain
  • Mr. Wajid Naeem
  • Ms. Muhammad Khurram
Name of Supervisor
  • Prof. Dr. Moonis Ahmer
  • Prof. Dr. Naveed Ahmed Tahir
  • Dr. Rubab Hasan
  • Dr. Shagufta Shahzadi Shafi

Ph.D. Course Titles

  • European Union Law
  • The Economics of European Integration

Award of Ph.D Degree in European Studies (Year 2015)

Name of M.Phil Student
  • Ms. Abeerah Ali
Name of Supervisor
  • Prof. Dr. Naveed Ahmad Tahir

Award of Ph.D Degree in European Studies (Year 2014)

Name of M.Phil Student
  • Mr. Munir Hussain
  • Ms. Shaista Shaheen Zafar
  • Ms. Natasha Kiran
Name of Supervisor
  • Prof. Dr. Uzma Shujaat
  • Prof. Dr. Naveed Ahmad Tahir
  • Dr. Abdul Rahim Afaki

Award of Ph.D Degree in European Studies (Year 2013)

Name of M.Phil Student
  • Ms. Ms. Amber Munshi
  • Mr. Abdul Tahir Bhuttaa
Name of Supervisor
  • Dr. Rubab Hasan
  • Prof. Dr. Shaista Tabassum

Award of Ph.D Degree in European Studies (Year 2012)

Name of M.Phil Student
  • Ms. Tasneem Sultana
  • Mr. Muhammad Islam Shah
  • Mr. Muhammad Ramzan Shahid

Award of Ph.D Degree in European Studies during 2010-11

Name of M.Phil Student
  • Ms. Uzma Shujaat
  • Mr. Fayyaz-ul-Hasan
  • Mr. Mohammad Ali
  • Ms. Zahida Abdul Malik
  • Ms. Imrana Begum
Name of Supervisor
  • Prof. Dr. Khalida Ghous
  • Justice Syed Haider Ali Peerzada
  • Prof. Dr. Naveed Ahmad Tahir
  • Prof. Dr. Naveed Ahmad Tahir
  • Prof. Dr. Naveed Ahmad Tahir

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