Admissions

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 cps for each course) to complete the requirements. The Faculty of Education and Human Development offers the specialist route. Students can take a generalist route or a specialist route.

  • 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 can be English or Chinese (including Putonghua), depending on the areas of focus.

Students taking the programme full-time are expected to complete the programme in 1.5 years (students may apply to join a 1-year fast track option), while those studying part-time are expected to complete the programme in 2 years. Full-time students will attend an average of 3 - 4 classes per week, usually held on weekday evenings and Saturdays at the Tai Po Campus. Classes may also be held on weekdays or weekends at the Tai Po Campus, the Tseung Kwan O Study Centre, the Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre, or the Hong Kong Productivity Council Building in Kowloon Tong.

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 qualifications were obtained from an institution outside Hong Kong where the medium of instruction is not English should 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$4,800 per credit point, i.e. HK$115,200 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.