Doctor of Education - Admissions - Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK


Postgraduate Programme

Doctor of Education

  • Renowned academics experienced in local and international contexts
  • An extensive range of specialised areas
  • Dual emphasis on coursework and research
  • Exposure to international perspectives in educational research, pedagogy and practices
  • Networking opportunities
  • Classes held on weekends and times suited to working professionals
  • Rewards for quality research output available under the Postgraduate Students Publication Award Scheme

Experienced educators and professionals in education settings who aspire to extend their expertise in a particular range of educational contexts.

  Credit Points

Taught Core Courses
Conceptualising Research
Research Methods I
Research Methods II

2 Specialised Courses 6
2 Elective Courses 6
Seminars for Thesis Writing and Knowledge Transfer 3
Development of Thesis Proposal 6
Thesis 42
Total 72


  • Civic and Citizenship Education
  • Curriculum Studies*
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology*
  • Early Childhood Education*
  • Educational Measurement and Assessment (Not open for application for 2021/22 intake)
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Leadership for Future Schools*
  • Life and Values Education
  • Special Education*

For details of Specialised Areas on offer, please refer to the Graduate School website.

* These Specialised Areas have extended its offering by including Chinese as the medium of instruction.

  • A Master’s degree in the discipline of Education or a similar field relevant to their chosen specialised area
  • Possess 4 years’ professional experience
  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high standard of competence in spoken and written English and should normally hold a degree taught in the medium of English, or have attained one of the following minimum English language requirements:
    • IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; 
    • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test) ; or
    • Other equivalent qualifications*.
      * The College English Test (CET) is not accepted as an equivalent qualification.

Please refer to the Graduate School website for the most up-to-date information.

Tuition Fee: HK$360,000 for the 72-credit point of EdD Programme (Provisional and subject to adjustment)
The tuition fee is HK$5,000 per credit, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. The University reserves the right to make changes to tuition fee without prior notice. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable. Extension fee will be charged to students who have to extend their studies beyond normal duration (3 years for full-time and 4 years for part-time).