Education (Hong Kong)

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Run by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available EdD
Programme length Seven years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes, part-time only
Open to international students Yes
Number of places 25
Start date September 2017

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 this Doctorate in Education 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 2017/18

Fees are managed through City University, Hong Kong. 

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

Funding for 2017/18

For more details see the City University, Hong Kong website.

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

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

Programme structure

The programme is delivered as six 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 undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent); a Master's degree, normally at merit level (or equivalent qualification); and normally at least three years' appropriate professional experience (eg employment in organisations that have an educational function or roles related to any aspect of education, training or individual learning).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method 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.

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 among 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 five main areas of inquiry and expertise within the following research centres:

  • Centre for Assessment and Evaluation Research in Education
  • Centre for Globalisation, Education and Social Futures
  • Centre for Comparative International Research in Education
  • Centre for Researching Education Across Boundaries in theory and practice
  • Centre for Multilevel Modelling

Please see the Graduate School of Education website for further details.

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


We offer our students the academic and personal development opportunities that will equip them to respond to the intellectual, social and personal challenges they will encounter throughout their lives and careers. Our goal is to enable our graduates to display the following characteristics:

  • able 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 professional journeys of some of our graduates.

How to apply
Application deadline:

30 May 2017. Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.

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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