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What will I learn?

English for Academic Purposes entails training students, usually in a higher education setting, to use English appropriately for study. It focuses instruction on skills required in an English-speaking academic context across core subject areas generally encountered in a university setting.

By the end of the programme (with Area of Focus of EAP), students will be able to acquire the knowledge and skills across the range of key concepts and issues related to academic writing at tertiary level.

The Area of Focus of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) under the Master of Education (MEd) Programme targets on individuals who are interested in studying or teaching English for academic purposes.

Graduates of EAP may pursue a career in teaching; or engage in jobs related to academic writing; or expand their professional skills into writing, consulting and similar fields in institutions in the higher education sector or private organizations.

Programme Structure

The MEd programme comprises of 24 credit points (cps). Students are required to take a minimum of three EAP courses offered by your chosen Area of Focus (i.e. EAP) according to the prescribed requirements.

EAP Courses on offer:

  • English in the Global Context
  • The Grammar of English in Academic Contexts
  • Teaching Academic Writing Practicum

Which department am I in?

Graduate School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (12,19,017) per year
HK $5,000 per credit point
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

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
  • 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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