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Master of Education Programme (MEd)


Programme Code : A1M043 / C2M001

Study Mode : One-year Full-time / Two-year Part-time

Programme Director: Prof. SO Wing Mui Winnie

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(Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes may be made from time to time and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice.)


Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme is aimed at individuals who aspire to professional advancement in the educational sector, and those who intend to strengthen their foundational knowledge and deepen their study in certain Areas of Focus.

It is designed to support students in integrating their past experience with new insights in theory, practice and leadership. The curriculum combines specialist study and a broad-based education in professional reflection, assessment and research methods. It provides flexible learning routes for students from different knowledge backgrounds.

By the end of this programme, students will be able to:

a) demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding in their chosen Area of Focus;

b) review educational research critically, and conduct educational inquiries independently;

c) apply assessment principles and strategies for the promotion of learning; and

d) evaluate the larger policy and cultural contexts of education in Hong Kong and other societies through a critical understanding of their daily work.

Programme Structure

The MEd programme comprises 24 credit points (cps). Students are required to take 8 courses (3 cps for each course) to complete the requirements. The following options are available:

Educational Studies

Students with a broad interest in education may choose this option.

2 Core Courses + Any 6 Specialist Courses

or

2 Core Courses + Any 3 Specialist Courses + Research Project*

All Areas of Focus except Educational Studies

They are designed for students who wish to deepen their professional knowledge in a particular Area of Focus, complemented by elective courses offered in the programme.

2 Core Courses + 3 Specialist Courses within an Area of Focus + Any 3 Specialist Courses / Research Project*

*Students may choose to carry out a research project instead of taking 3 courses in the same Area. The research project comprises supervised work on an agreed topic with the research project supervisor.

Programme Highlights

a) Internationalization

To enrich students’ learning experiences, the Master of Education programme provides an opportunity for students to take 1-2 courses at our partner universities overseas during their study period in the programme. Students will study abroad during semester breaks for about 3-6 weeks. Upon successful completion of the course(s) at the partner university, students will be granted block credit transfer from our MEd programme. This overseas learning experience is optional; students who wish to opt for this option have to pay the tuition fee of the course(s) taken in the partner university directly to the hosting university as well as paying for travel and other related expenses. Through this overseas engagement opportunity, students will be able to develop their global perspectives and enrich their learning experience, and thus establish an international network for future career prospects.

a) 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 support students who present their work at international/national/local conference.

Programme Duration

Students in the full-time mode normally take one year to complete the programme, while those in part-time mode normally take two years.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction can be English and Chinese (including Putonghua) as consistent with the University’s policy.

Class Venue and Time

Classes are held primarily at the Tai Po Campus, with occasion at Tseung Kwan O Study Centre, and/or Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre as decided by the University. Students will normally attend classes on weekday evenings and on Saturdays.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the 2017/18 academic year is HK$4,550 per credit point, i.e. HK$109,200 for the 24-credit point MEd programme, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. The University reserves the right to make changes to the tuition fee without prior notice. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.

Area of Focus (September 2018 Intake)

Students can choose any one of the following Areas of Focus offered in the programme:

Business Education and Human Resources Development

Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment

Early Childhood Education

Educational and Developmental Psychology^1

Educational Management and Leadership

Educational Studies

● English for Academic Purposes^2

Health and Physical Education

● Life and Values Education^3

Mathematics, Technology, Science and Environment^4
- Mathematics and Technology Strand

- Science and Environmental Studies Strand

Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling^5

^Applicants must provide documentary evidence that an introductory undergraduate psychology course or equivalent has been taken at a tertiary institution.

^EAP has a different set of English entrance requirements, please refer to the following link for details: https://www.eduhk.hk/gradsch/index.php/prospective-students/admission/admission-requirements/127-admission/admission-requirements/185-admission-requirements-med.html 

^Subject to approval.  

^4 Subject to retitling.  Applicants must hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Science or Information Technology from a recognised University.

^ For September 2018 Intake, SNC only accepts admission applications for part-time study.  

Areas of Focus and courses on offer are subject to change and sufficient enrolment.

Area of Focus Coordinating Team

 

Business Education and Human Resources Development

Dr CHENG Wai Lun Eddie

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(852) 2948 7302

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Prof YU Wai Mui Christina

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(852) 2948 7301

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Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment

Prof TSUI Kwok Tung

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(852) 2948 7703

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Early Childhood Education

Dr ZHOU Yanling

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(852) 2948 7386

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www.eduhk.hk/ece

Educational and Developmental Psychology

Dr WANG Zhenlin

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(852) 2948 8795

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www.eduhk.hk/ps

Educational Management and Leadership

Dr QIAN Haiyan

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(852)2948 8102

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Dr YUEN Wai Wa Timothy

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(852)2948 7622

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English for Academic Purposes

Dr Paul STAPLETON

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(852) 2948 8823

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www.eduhk.hk/ele

Health and Phyiscal Education

Dr YU Chung Wah, Clare

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(852) 2948 6685

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Mathematics, Technology, Science and Environment (Mathematics and Technology Strand)

Dr LEUNG Chi Keung Eddie

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(852) 2948 7830

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www.eduhk.hk/mit

Mathematics, Technology, Science and Environment (Science and Environmental Studies Strand)

Dr TSANG Yiu Fai

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(852) 2948 8122

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Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling Education

Prof SIN Kuen Fung

Tel:

(852) 2948 7758

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Enquiries

Applications and Admissions Enquiries

Phone:

(852) 2948 6886

Fax

(852) 2948 6162

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In person:

Information Centre
Room A-G/F-11
The Education University of Hong Kong
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po
New Territories
Hong Kong

Graduate School (GS) – Programme Enquiries

Phone:

(852) 2948 7104

Fax

(852) 2948 6619

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In person:

Graduate School
Room B4-G/F-02
The Education University of Hong Kong
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po
New Territories
Hong Kong