Doctor of Education

Programme Director: Dr WONG, Marina W Y

This is a taught postgraduate programme leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Education (EdD). The programme aims to enable professionals in the field of education or related disciplines to contribute to their professional practices from an informed and robust research perspective.

The aims of the programme are:

  1. To demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of their chosen focus area in education or related disciplines;
  2. To comprehend current research paradigms and the nature of research enquiry in education or related disciplines;
  3. To critically evaluate research and practice in their own professional area;
  4. To conduct independent research of an original and robust nature; and
  5. To contribute to the development of knowledge and practice in their area of professional endeavour. 

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Required Courses 15 units
II) Advanced Content Courses 6 units
III) Elective Course 3 units
IV) Thesis 42 units
    66 units


For graduation, students must complete a total of 66 units and satisfy the requirements of the thesis within the specified duration of the programme and obtain:

  1. Grade C- or above in all courses; and
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher

Students who, for whatever reasons, are leaving the programme and have satisfied all the coursework requirements and completed at least 24 units with an overall GPA of 2.50 or above and Grade C- or above in all courses, are eligible to be awarded a Master of Education degree as an interim award.

I. Required Courses 15 units
  EDUC7520 Research Methods in Education 3 units
  EDUC7610 Data Analysis for Education 3 units
  EDUD7010 Advanced Applications of Qualitative Methods 3 units
  EDUD7020 Advanced Applications of Quantitative Methods 3 units
  EDUD7030 Development of Research Proposal and Thesis 3 units
  EDUD7040 Colloquium on Reflective Practice in Education 3 units
II. Advanced Content Courses 6 units
  Pedagogy, Curriculum and Assessment  
  EDUD7050 Issues and Research in Mathematics Education 3 units
  EDUD7060 Critical Issues in English Language Assessment 3 units
  EDUD7070 Emerging Issues and Research in Technology in Education 3 units

EDUD7080 Curriculum Development for the 21st Century: Global

3 units
  Educational Administration, Leadership and Policy  
  EDUD7090 Language Policy in the Global Age 3 units
  EDUD7100 Educational Leadership and Administration: A Global
3 units
  EDUD7110 Education System and Policy: A Comparative Perspective 3 units
  EDUD7120 Communication and Marketing in Education 3 units
  Child and Adolescent Development  
  EDUD7130 Issues in Child and Adolescent Development Research 3 units
  EDUD7140 Promoting Child and Adolescent Development in School Settings 3 units
  EDUD7150 Advanced Study of the Moral Development of Children 3 units
  EDUD7160 Psychology of Human Relationships: Theory, Research, and Issues 3 units
  EDUD7170 Leisure Education and Youth Development 3 units
III. Elective Course 3 units
  Students are required to choose the elective course either from the list of advanced content courses, advanced research method courses or courses offered in other taught postgraduate programmes.
IV. Thesis 42 units
  EDUD7181 Doctor of Education Thesis I 10.5  units
  EDUD7182 Doctor of Education Thesis II 10.5  units
  EDUD7183 Doctor of Education Thesis III 10.5  units
  EDUD7184 Doctor of Education Thesis IV 10.5  units
    66 units


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