Master of Arts in Child and Family Education - Admissions - Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK


Postgraduate Programme

Master of Arts in Child and Family Education

  • Emphasises family and parenting practices with the development of children, the understanding of family dynamics in children’s outcomes, and the use of education and intervention programmes to strengthen parenting practices for the positive development of children.
  • Run by EdUHK’s Department of Early Childhood Education. The department has a prolific scholarly output and quality teams in both child education and family studies.
  • Offers a versatile approach with two elective options (thesis and non-thesis), allowing both research and coursework paths for students of different potentials, interests and professional goals.
  • The non-thesis option provides field attachment opportunities for students to gain workplace experience and insight into child and family services in real-life organisational contexts.

Those who work or aspire to work with children and families, and are keen to develop a deeper understanding of their work.


Classes are held on weekday evenings and on Saturdays, primarily at the Tai Po Campus and/or other venues as decided by the University.

The medium of instruction is English. The fieldwork attachment for the non-thesis option will be conducted in Chinese or English.

Applicants should hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree and/or a postgraduate diploma, preferably in education, psychology or related disciplines. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview and /or take a test. 

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should normally fulfil one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
  • a TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); or
  • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of 430 or above and the test result should be valid within two years); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee: HK$120,000 (Provisional and subject to adjustment)

The tuition fee is HK$5,000 per credit, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable. Extension fees will be charged to students who have to extend their studies beyond the normative period of study (i.e. 1 year for full-time and 2 years for part-time).


Master of Arts in Child and Family Education Entrance Scholarship

For details, please click HERE. (English Only)


Master of Arts in Child and Family Education Academic Scholarship

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Master of Arts in Child and Family Education International Exchange Award

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The Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes)

This programme is under "The Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes)" hosted by the Education Bureau. The Scholarship is open for application from 17 May to 15 June 2021. 

For further information, please visit Education Bureau's website.


Mr. Jason Tsui

(Student, Cantonese only)


Ms. Sarah Yao

(Alumna of 2017/18, Putonghua only)


Ms. Michelle Chiu

(Alumna of 2016/17, English only)


Ms. Catherine Lau 

(Alumna of 2016/17, Cantonese only)


Ms. Bonnie Ng

(Alumna of 2017/18, Cantonese only)


I chose this programme because it embraces the two major elements of my work as a teacher – child and family. I often find myself linking what I have learnt from the lecturers with various issues of my individual students; learning should be a happy process, and happy students learn more effectively. In this regard, the research, experience and expertise of the lecturers have been a tremendous help to me. 

Mr. George So
CEO, English Education Centre
Professional Trainer, Human Resources
Alumnus of MA(CFE)