Master of Education (MEd) (Area of Focus: Educational Studies)



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.

Students with a broad interest in education may choose this option

  • 2 Core Courses + Any 6 Specialist Courses; OR
  • 2 Core Courses + Any 3 Specialist Courses + Research Project

Students of Educational Studies can choose any 6 of the following Specialist Courses:

Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment:

  • Assessment for Learning
  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Curriculum Policy, Innovation and Implementation
  • Evaluation of Pedagogical Innovations
  • Principles and Practices of Innovative Instructional Design
  • Principles and Trends in Curriculum Development
  • Successful Test Making for Teachers
  • Teaching for Creativity and Critical Thinking

Early Childhood Education:

  • Critical Issues In Early Childhood Education
  • Current Research in Early Childhood Education
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Children’s Learning in Changing Times
  • Home-School-Community Partnerships in Diverse Society
  • Language and Literacy Development in Children
  • Nurturing Social-Emotional Well-being of Children
  • Understanding Families in Educational and Community Settings
  • Early Child Development and Education Across Cultures
  • Current Research in Parent-Child Relationships

Educational and Developmental Psychology:

  • Cognitive Learning Theories
  • Issues in Development in School Contexts (The prerequisite for this course is “Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence”)
  • Motivation and Self-regulated Learning: Theory and Practice
  • Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

Educational Management and Leadership:

  • Effective Educational Leadership
  • Managing Change and Innovations in School
  • Managing Resources and Staff Development
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • School, Family and Community Collaboration

Health and Physical Education:

  • Analysis of Teaching and Coaching in Physical Education
  • Curriculum Design and Teaching in Physical Education
  • Issues of Diversity and Inclusion in Physical Education
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Physical Activity, Health and Fitness in School Populations

Liberal Studies Education:

  • Self and Personal Development
  • Health and Environment
  • Society and Culture: Issues and Perspectives
  • Learning, Teaching and Assessing Liberal Studies

Life and Values Education

  • Life and Values Education: Ethics and Spirituality in Intercultural and Comparative Perspectives
  • Teaching and Learning in Ethics and Values Education: International Debates and Trends
  • Teaching and Learning of Life Education and Life-Planning Education: The Debate in 21st Century Competencies
  • Whole School Development and Leadership in Life and Values Education: Local and Global Contexts and Issues

Mathematics, Technology, Science and Environment:

  • Mathematics and Technology Strand
  • Mathematical Thinking and Assessment
  • History and Pedagogy of Mathematics
  • Instructional Design in Mathematics
  • Design of Innovative Learning Environments
  • Essential Assessment with Technology

Which department am I in?

Graduate School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (12,73,156) per year
HK $5,000 per credit point
Application deadline

Expected April 2024

More details

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 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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