Education (Hong Kong)

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Run by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available EdD
Programme length Seven years part-time
Part-time study available Yes, part-time only
Open to international students Yes
Number of places 25
Start date September 2016

Programme overview

Our Doctorate in Education programme attracts high-achieving participants interested in a wide range of aspects of teaching, learning, management and policy. It features excellent doctoral-level research and specialist units taught by international researchers.

We explore different facets of the research process and contemporary educational debates as well as developing skills in research methods, theory, argumentation and evaluation. Students recommend studying for a Doctorate in Education at Bristol to their peers because it has helped them to develop deep understanding of real life professional issues.

This programme is taught by Bristol University staff in Hong Kong, as part of a long partnership with the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) at City University of Hong Kong.

Fees for 2016/17

Fees are managed through City University, Hong Kong. 

Fees quoted are provisional, per annum and subject to annual increase.

Funding for 2016/17

Further information at

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

The programme is delivered in a structure of seven intensively taught units and a 45,000-word dissertation.

Units include:

  • Understanding Educational Research
  • Conducting Educational Research: Theory, Methodology and Methods
  • Comparative Research
  • Education Policy
  • Educational Assessment and Evaluation
  • Leading for Educational Change in Organisational Settings
  • Learning and Teaching in the Global University
  • Learning with New Technologies
  • Leading and Managing the 21st Century Global University
  • Testing and Assessment in Language Learning


Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent); a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in Education; and at least three years' appropriate professional experience.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Selection process Online application form
English language requirements Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
How to apply
Application deadline:

Early application is advised; applications must be submitted by 30 May 2016.

Research groups

The overarching mission of the Graduate School Of Education is to develop learning and leadership for a changing world through research and teaching that promotes achievement, opportunity and social justice. The aim is to build the intellectual and practical leadership amongst policy makers, practitioners, students and the wider research community that is urgently required to enable education to adapt and thrive in a time of rapid local and global change.

Research in the school is concentrated into six main areas of inquiry and expertise:

  • international and comparative education;
  • assessment and evaluation research;
  • mind, brain, learning and well-being;
  • globalisation, education and societies;
  • Mathematics, science, technology enhanced learning and professional development;
  • innovative research methodologies.


Find out more about the school's research areas.

As a doctoral student you will join one of the research centres associated with these key areas of GSOE research and work with staff and students who have similar research interests.


We aim to offer our students the academic and personal development opportunities that will equip them to respond to the intellectual, social and personal challenges that they will encounter throughout their lives and careers.

Our goal is to enable our graduates to display the following characteristics:

  • Equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in their chosen field
  • Visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative
  • High ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice
  • Highly employable, world wide
  • Adaptable with the potential to be leaders in work and in the community. 

Read more about the journeys of some of our graduates.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.


REF 2014 results

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Bristol Doctoral College

The Bristol Doctoral College facilitates and supports doctoral training and researcher development across the University.

Get in touch

Student Services Office Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4392 Email:

Graduate School of Education
University of Bristol
35 Berkeley Square


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