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Doctor of Education (EdD)

Programme Code : A3D045 / C4D001

Study Mode : Full-time / Part-time

Programme Director : Dr. STAPLETON, Paul

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Programme Aims and Objectives

The EdD programme is aimed at experienced educators and professionals in education settings who aspire to extend their expertise in a particular Specialized Area, and their professional knowledge in a broad range of educational contexts through core courses.

Upon the completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an expert knowledge, understanding and competence in the Specialized Area and in the larger educational context;
  • Generate appropriate theoretical frameworks to address, analyse and propose solutions to a broad range of educational issues;
  • Develop insights into research trends in the Specialized Area and demonstrate readiness to contribute to the professional literature in that field; and
  • Critically analyze educational policies, processes or practices from different perspectives.

Programme Duration



Normative Length of Programme

Maximum Period of Study

Full-time

3 years

5 years

Part-time

4 years

7 years

Programme Structure

The EdD programme comprises 72 credit points (cps) which normally takes 3 years of full-time and 4 years of part-time studies to complete. Students are normally required to attend classes on Saturdays, weekday evenings and occasionally during long holidays. Depending on enrollment numbers, courses may be delivered in directed study mode.

Courses

 

Credits

Taught Core Courses

Conceptualizing Research

3

Research Methods I

3

Research Methods II

3

2 Specialized Courses

 

6

2 Elective Courses

 

6

Research Seminars

 

3

Development in Thesis Proposal

 

6

Thesis

 

42

Total:

 

72

Any aspect of the course (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.

Highlights of EdD Programme

Development of Research Skills

The Graduate School (GS) is committed to provide students with opportunities to develop and enhance their research skills.  The following workshops and programmes are organized for research students:

  • Academic English Writing Programme
  • Statistical Consulting Services                         
  • ŸPostgraduate Students Library Workshops

Internationalization

To widen students’ horizon and enhance their global awareness, GS establishes international collaboration with overseas university in offering dual doctoral programme (EdD + PhD). Besides, GS organizes International Outreach Study Programme (IOSP) and International Postgraduate Research Conference and Summer School (IPRCSS) to broaden the international outlook of students.

  • Dual Doctoral Programme^ : Eligible EdD students could have an opportunity to earn a dual degree –  an EdD degree awarded by EdUHK and a PhD degree awarded by an overseas university. Through this program students would enrich their learning experience and be benefited from the research training and supervision from both local and international scholars.
  • IOSP : Participants have chances to visit prestigious universities and deepen their understanding of the world and learn to view issues from different perspectives through participation in seminars and interaction with scholars, researchers and postgraduate students.
  • IPRCSS : The annual IPRCSS is jointly organized with university partners from different regions of the world to provide intensive training in research competence, and further cultivate a research environment for postgraduate students. The event is organised by students and for students.

Award Schemes

  • Postgraduate Students Publication Award : To cultivate a research and outcome-oriented environment, the Postgraduate Students Publication Award is to reward students who produce quality research output in the form of journal articles.
  • Conference Award : To build and strengthen research capacity of students, the Conference Award is to reward students who present their work at international/national/local conference.

 ^ Subject to final approval

Specialized Areas

Students may choose ONE of the following Specialized Areas:

Curriculum and Assessment

Educational Studies

Language and Culture

Science and Technology

Wellbeing and Health

^Re-titled from Integrated Studies (Subject to final approval)

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is normally English.