What will I learn?

Programme Aims and Objectives

The EdD programme is aimed at experienced educators and professionals in education settings who aspire to extend their expertise in a particular Specialized Area, and their professional knowledge in a broad range of educational contexts through core courses.

Upon the completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an expert knowledge, understanding and competence in the Specialized Area and in the larger educational context;
  • generate appropriate theoretical frameworks to address, analyse and propose innovative approaches to a broad range of educational issues;
  • develop insights into research trends in the Specialized Area and demonstrate readiness to contribute to the professional literature in that field;
  • effectively communicate concepts and theories within the Specialized Area to an audience of peers both locally and internationally;
  • analyse educational policies, processes or practices from different perspectives critically; and
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of ethical practices within the Specialized Area.

Physical Education and Sports Science

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Physical Education programme is targeted at Physical Education educators and Sports Science professionals in educational settings with keen interests in extending their expertise in Physical Education Teacher Preparation and Sports Science via a broad range of educational contexts through the completion of core EdD modules. The EdD programme in Physical Education will provide a research-based integration of theory and practice between local and international, and will prepare candidates to take the leadership role in physical education and sports science. In addition, the EdD Physical Education and Sports Science programme is also designed with different emphasis for those candidates who want to focus on research in specific subject area. The subjects in physical education include physical education in normal population, special education, and physical activity; the sport sciences include sport biomechanics, sport coaching, sport fitness, sport nutrition, sport physiology, sport psychology, and sport rehabilitation. Coursework encompasses the Sports Science, adapted physical activity and theoretical aspects of teacher education.

Specialized courses

  • Sports Science Research in PE Teacher Education
  • Adapted Physical Activity for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Historical Perspectives of Physical Education Curricula
  • Contemporary Trends in Physical Education Teacher Education

Which department am I in?

Graduate School

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (11,47,392) per year
HK $5,000 per credit, i.e: HK $360,000 for the 72-credit point of EdD programme, which is provisional and subject to adjustment.
Start date

Expected August 2021

Venue

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Tai Po Campus,

10 Lo Ping Road,

Tai Po, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a master degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or a Bachelor degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or Other equivalent qualifications.

For international students

Applicants should normally hold a Master’s degree in the discipline of education or a cognate field relevant to their chosen Specialized Area, plus four years’ professional experience. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high standard of competence in spoken and written English. Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a university where the programme was not taught and assessed in English are normally required to demonstrate competency through one of the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or
  • a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test) ; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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