Special Features

Special Features

Renowned academics experienced in local and international contexts

Special Features

An extensive range of specialised areas

Special Features

Dual emphasis on coursework and research

Special Features

Exposure to international perspectives in educational research, pedagogy and practices

Special Features

Networking opportunities

Special Features

Classes on Saturdays and weekday evenings suited to working professionals

Special Features

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 (Part-Time mode is not open for application for 2022/23 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.

* 此專業領域設有中文班,詳情請瀏覽研究生院網頁。


  • Must hold a Master’s degree in a discipline within Education or a cognate field relevant to their chosen Specialised Area.
  • With four years or more of work experience are preferred. 

Interviews will only be arranged for those who pass the preliminary selection.

English Language Requirements

  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high standard of competence in spoken and written English. 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 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; 
    • A TOEFL score of 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).