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What will I learn?

The Master of Education (MEd) is an academic degree for education professionals who are looking for opportunities to extend their professional knowledge in education. It aims to provide students with a general understanding of education as a field of study and focused mastery of an area of specialisation, and to equip them with knowledge and skills to understand educational research. MEd graduates from the University of Hong Kong are actively involved in school administration, policy development, adult and vocational training, teacher education, curriculum development, classroom teaching, educational assessment and evaluation, and educational research both in Hong Kong and abroad.

Who should apply?

Education professionals from different backgrounds who would like to know more about education and/or develop a career in education.

Aims

The programme aims to enable students to:

  • Demonstrate and communicate about up-to-date knowledge of an area of specialisation in the broader context of education
  • Apply knowledge and skills to understand, critically evaluate and/or conduct educational research
  • Engage in inquiry-based and evidence-informed practice in response to challenges and novel situations
  • Reflect on important educational values such as social justice, equity and fairness in their own cultural and educational contexts
  • Adhere to personal and professional ethics when engaging in educational practices and conducting academic research

Fields of Studies^ (2021 Intake)

The following specialisms are offered for admission in September 2021. Please note that most of them are available in both one-year full-time and two-year part-time modes, while some of them are available for full-time or part-time study only.

Specialist Strands

  • Chinese Language Education (CLE)
  • Comparative and Global Studies in Education and Development (CGSED)
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • Educational Administration and Management (EAM)
  • English Language Education (ELE)
  • Guidance and Counselling (GC)
  • Health Professions Education (HPE)
  • Higher Education (HE)
  • Mathematics Education (ME)
  • Psychological Studies in Education (PSE)
  • STEM Education (STEM)
  • Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL)
  • Teaching Chinese Language and Literature in International Education (TCLL)
  • Teaching of Mathematics in an International Context (TMIC)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$168,000.00 (17,06,623) per year
MEd programme (excluding Health Professions Education and IB-related specialisms): HK $168,000 per programme; For Health Professions Education and IB-related specialisms: HK $185,000

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

A candidate shall satisfy both the University Admission Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:

1. comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;

2. hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;

3. for qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, a candidate is required to obtain a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)#; a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)#; or Grade C or above in either the Overseas General Certificate of Education, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language; and

4. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

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

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About The University of Hong Kong

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