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Programme structure: Education (Hong Kong) (EdD) - what's running in 2020/21

Please note: you are viewing unit and programme information for a past academic year. Please see the current academic year for up to date information.

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 Teaching Block
Understanding Educational Research EDUCD0011 20 Mandatory AYEAR
Conducting Educational Research: Theory, Methodology and Methods EDUCD0002 40 Mandatory AYEAR
Choose 40 credits from the following compulsory units:
Learning EDUCD0094 20 Optional AYEAR
Education Policy EDUCD0068 20 Optional AYEAR
Leading for Educational Change in Organisational Settings EDUCD0093 20 Optional AYEAR
Select 40 credits from the following optional units:
Comparative Research EDUCD0092 20 Optional AYEAR
Supervised Individual Study EDUCD0036 20 Optional AYEAR
Learning with New Technologies EDUCD0066 20 Optional AYEAR
Testing and Assessment in Language Learning EDUCD0099 20 Optional AYEAR
Educational Assessment and Evaluation EDUCD0009 20 Optional AYEAR
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.