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Doctor of Education (EdD)

Faculty of Social Sciences


Study Mode Full-time: 3 years; Part-time: 4 years

Tuition Fee HK$283,800/programme

Cut Off Date 30 Apr 2021

Year of Entry 2021 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date4 Jan 2021

Application Deadline30 Apr 2021

Programme DirectorDr Marina WONG

Programme Office (852) 3411 5782  

Selection Process
Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.

The aims of the programme are to equip students with the ability to:

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

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 66 units
Required Courses 15 units
Advanced Content Courses 6 units
Elective Courses 3 units
Thesis 42 units
Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree; or a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours.

Language Proficiency Requirement

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees were obtained from institutions outside Hong Kong where the medium of instruction is not English. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

An overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent.


Applicants should also demonstrate a record of at least 4 years of professional experience in the education sector or other relevant sectors as deemed appropriate by the Department.

Students who, for whatever reasons, are leaving the Programme and have satisfied all the coursework requirements and completed the required units with an overall GPA of 2.5 or above and Grade C- or above in all courses, are eligible to be awarded a Master of Education degree as an interim award.

  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.