Master of Arts in Child and Family Education


What will I learn?

Special Features

  • Emphasises family and parenting practices with the development of children, the understanding of family dynamics in children’s outcomes, and the use of education and intervention programmes to strengthen parenting practices for the positive development of children
  • Run by EdUHK’s Department of Early Childhood Education. The department has a prolific scholarly output and quality teams in both child education and family studies
  • Offers a versatile approach with two elective options (thesis and non-thesis), allowing both research and coursework paths for students of different interests and professional goals
  • The non-thesis option provides attachment opportunities for students to gain workplace experience and insight into child and family services in real-life organisational contexts.

Programme Structure

Core Courses

  • Understanding Families in Educational and Community Settings
  • Early Child Development and Education across Cultures
  • Current Research in Parent-child Relationships
  • Family Education: Principles and Practices
  • Designing and Evaluating Programmes for Children and Families
  • Research Methods in Education

Elective Courses (students are required to choose either Option)

  • Thesis Option:


  • Non-Thesis Option:

Counselling in Child and Family Education: Theories and Skills and

Attachment in Child and Family Education

Class Time and Venue

Classes are held on weekday evenings and on Saturdays, primarily at the Tai Po Campus and/or other venues as decided by the University.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (12,73,156) per year
HK $5,000 per credit
Start date

Expected September 2023


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 should normally hold a Bachelor degree (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 hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree and/or a postgraduate diploma, preferably in education, psychology or related disciplines. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview and /or a test.

Applicants whose entrance qualifications were obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should fulfil the minimum English proficiency requirements of the University:

  • IELTS 6.0; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
  • a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or
  • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of no lower than 430 if the test was taken after June 2005); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

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


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