Prospective Students

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Specialized areas:
Social Sciences in Education
The specialized area of Social Sciences in Education is designed for educators of all kinds and others who wish to pursue in-depth study and research into the social, political, and geographical contexts of schools and students at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, and who wish to enable their students to better understand these contexts. Ed.D. candidates will be supervised by academics in the Department of Social Sciences from the disciplines of sociology, political science, geography, and social sciences education with research and teaching expertise in the broad social issues of family, citizenship, minorities, climate change, religion, ethics, security, power, and education. Foundational coursework is offered in the areas of sociology of education (including issues of inequality, multiculturalism, and educational participation and attainment), gender and education (including issues related to the complexity of gender in structuring school culture, practices, organization and the interplay among gender, class, ethnicity, and sexuality), the politics of education (including issues in the politics of pedagogy and schools, schools as agents of political socialization, and student activism), geographies of education (including geography and education, environmental literacy, learning through travelling, and spatial patterns of education and schooling), and social science education in schools (including current issues in the design and implementation of social science curriculum and pedagogies in primary and secondary schools).
Specialized courses
  • Sociology of Education
  • Gender and Education
  • The Politics of Education
  • Geographies of Education
  • Social Science Education in Schools

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Programme Code
Full Time
A3D045 | A3D055
3 years
Part Time
C4D001 | C4D004
4 years
Programme Info
Specialized Area Coordinator
Dr LAW Kam Yee

Course Outline
Course Code Course Title Credit
SSC7247 Sociology of Education 3
SSC7248 Geographies of Education 3
SSC7249 The Politics of Education 3
SSC7250 Social Science Education in Schools 3
SSC7251 Gender and Education 3

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (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 and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.


Admission Enquiries

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