What will I learn?

The programme is aimed at individuals who aspire to professional advancement in the educational sector, and those who intend to strengthen their foundational knowledge and deepen their study in certain Areas of Focus.

It is designed to support students in integrating their past experience with new insights in theory, practice and leadership. The curriculum combines specialist study and a broad-based education in professional reflection, assessment and research methods. It provides flexible learning routes for students from different knowledge backgrounds.

By the end of this programme, students will be able to:

a) demonstrate advanced knowledge and awareness of new developments in their chosen Area of Focus;

b) review educational research critically, and conduct educational inquiries independently;

c) apply assessment principles and strategies for the promotion of learning; and

d) evaluate the larger policy and cultural contexts of education in Hong Kong and other societies with a critical perspective; and

e) possess professional ethics and social responsibility in the field of education.

This area of focus aims to provide opportunity for participants who are working or planning to engage into business education and human resources development to pursue advanced studies.

Distinctive Features:

  • Equip participants with the latest concepts, theories, research work and practices in a broad context of business education and human resources development.
  • Strengthen participants’ competence and confidence in engaging, managing and leading continuous learning, change and development in a wide range of organizational contexts.
  • Empowering participants’ leadership roles in responding intelligently to both local and global needs of business education and human resources development.
  • Adopt a wide range of cutting-edge learning and teaching strategies to foster active learning.

Specialist Courses:

  • Analysing Employability Skills and Workforce Education Needs
  • Pedagogical Issues in Business and Management Education
  • Critical issues in Human Resource Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Principles and Practices of Entrepreneurship Education
  • Organisational Behaviour and Development

Which department am I in?

Graduate School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (11,46,876) per year
HK $5,000 per credit point
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 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 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 normally hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent. Applicants may be required to attend an interview / test.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution outside Hong Kong where the language of instruction is not English should normally fulfill one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements which may be subject to adjustment:

  • 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.

As for the Area of Focus of English for Academic Purposes, the minimum English proficiency requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or
  • a TOEFL score of 570 (paper-based test) or 90 (internet-based test) ; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

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

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