Postgraduate Programme

Master of Education

  • Cutting edge curriculum
  • Wide range of Areas of Focus paving the way for career advancement in different professional areas
  • Flexible learning routes
  • Renowned and experienced academics in their respective fields
  • Proactive learning approaches
  • Gateway to further study and professional network
Educators and professionals with experience in schools and other educational settings seeking academic and professional advancement.

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

  • Generalist Route (Educational Studies Strand); or
  • Specialist Route

Generalist Route (Educational Studies Strand)

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

Specialist Route

This route is 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.

The medium of instruction of Faculty of Education and Human Development courses may be English or Chinese (including Putonghua), depending on the areas of focus.

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

Credit Transfer may be granted to students in recognition of their prior learning experiences. Students are required to submit an application for credit transfer within the first two weeks of each semester in each academic year. For courses on offer in the summer semester, applications for credit transfer should be submitted one week before the commencement of the semester.

  • Hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent.
  • Applicants whose entrance qualification was obtained from an institution outside Hong Kong where the medium of instruction is not English should normally have attained one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements which may be subject to adjustment:
    • IELTS 6.0; or
    • Grade C or above in GCSE / CFE OL English; or
    • a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test) ; or
    • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of no lower than 430 if the test was taken after June 2005); or 
    • Other equivalent qualifications.

The requirements for admission may vary in certain Areas of Focus.  Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview / a test.

This programme is offered on a self-funded basis. The tuition fee 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 tuition fee without prior notice. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.

This programme is under “the Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master’s Degree Programmes)” hosted by the Education Bureau. The Scholarship is open for application from 5 to 19 June 2017.

For further information, please visit Education Bureau’s website.