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What will I learn?

The M.Phil Degree Programme is designed to provide students the initial research training to enhance their academic and personal development through the study of a topic relevant to their interests.

MPhil students are required to complete 3 units of courses on "Methods of Educational Research", conduct an independent research, submit a thesis and pass the oral defence.

Fields of Specialization

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Administration and Policy
  • Educational Psychology

MPhil students are required to complete 6 units of required courses and 3 units of elective courses on "Methods of Educational Research", conduct an independent research, submit a thesis and pass the oral defence. In consultation with their supervisors, they may take other credit-earning courses which are relevant to their defined areas of study.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education

Study options

Full Time (Normative period: 2 years, Maximum period: 4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$42,100.00 (4,25,898) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should preferably:

  1. hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or an equivalent education qualification, and/or have relevant experience as deemed acceptable; and
  2. pass an entrance examination/interview conducted by the Graduate Division of Education.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

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

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