Doctor of Education - Asian and Policy Studies
The specialised area of Asian and Policy Studies will introduce students the ways of critically analysing policy questions within a broad social, economic and political context, considering contemporary developments in both public and social policy developments in institutional, local, national and global contexts.
Upon completion of programme, students are able to:
- demonstrate an expert knowledge, understanding and competence in the Specialised Area and in the larger educational context;
- generate appropriate theoretical frameworks to address, analyse and propose innovative approaches to a broad range of educational issues;
- develop insights into research trends in the Specialised Area and demonstrate readiness to contribute to the professional literature in that field;
- effectively communicate concepts and theories within the Specialised Area to an audience of peers both locally and internationally;
- analyse educational policies, processes or practices from different perspectives critically; and
- demonstrate a thorough understanding of ethical practices within the Specialised Area.
|Category||Credit Points (cps)|
|Taught Core Courses||Conceptualizing Research||3|
|Research Methods I||3|
|Research Methods II||3|
|2 Specialised Courses* ||Principles of Policy Studies||3|
|Higher Education in Asia: Policy Approaches and Management||3|
|2 Elective Courses* ||Organisational Analysis and Behaviour||3|
|Strategic Communication in Policy Governance and Policy Advocacy||3|
|Development of Thesis Proposal||6|
Applicants should normally hold a Master’s degree in the discipline of education or a cognate field to their chosen Specialised Area, plus four years’ professional experience. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.
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:
- Overall score of IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or
- A TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); or
- Other equivalent qualifications.*
* The College English Test (CET) is not accepted as an equivalent qualification.