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Programme structure: Education (Hong Kong) (EdD) - what's running in 2017/18

All students on this programme are part-time - the units listed below are those that students will have taken by the end of their study.

All units in this programme are must pass. For the definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes at

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Understanding Educational Research EDUCD0011 20 Mandatory
Conducting Educational Research: Theory, Methodology and Methods EDUCD0002 40 Mandatory
Choose 40 credits from the following compulsory units:
Learning EDUCD0094 20 Optional
Education Policy EDUCD0068 20 Optional
Leading for Educational Change in Organisational Settings EDUCD0093 20 Optional
Select 40 credits from the following optional units:
Comparative Research EDUCD0092 20 Optional
Evaluating Educational Quality and Improvement in Organisational Settings EDUCD0091 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study EDUCD0036 20 Optional
Published Work (Single Unit) EDUCD0077 20 Optional
Published Work (Double Unit) EDUCD0078 40 Optional
Learning with New Technologies EDUCD0066 20 Optional
Testing and Assessment in Language Learning EDUCD0099 20 Optional
Educational Assessment and Evaluation EDUCD0009 20 Optional
Students also undertake a dissertation (worth 300 credit points). Please contact the Graduate School of Education for further information on individual units.

Progression/award requirements

The assessment of the taught component of a doctoral degree is governed by the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and is assessed separately from the research project. Progression to the research project may be dependent on the successful completion of the taught component - please refer to the relevant handbook for the structure of the particular programme.

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

Exit awards

It may be possible to exit the programme with a taught award. For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.