What will I learn?

Programme Aims & Objective

As a research student at the University, you will follow a programme of study under the guidance of a principal supervisor and a supervision committee. At the start of your programme you will draw up a plan for your research in consultation with your supervisor for completion of your thesis within the period of registration for the degree. Your work plan and training programme will be reviewed annually in the light of your research needs and progress.

In the first year of study, you will take the core courses, which equip you with a broad coverage of the central skills and ethical and methodological issues of research in education, social sciences, humanities, languages and linguistics, and creative arts and culture. The courses, workshops and seminars provide the opportunity for you to become part of the University’s research community. You will be able to meet and discuss your work with students and staff from different academic departments and learn more about the research taking place at the University.

Upon the completion of the RPg programmes, students should be able to:

  • Critically appraise the literature;
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the theories and/or polices as applied to a specialty practice area;
  • Apply advanced skills in research design as well as methods for data collection and analysis appropriate for the areas of study;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and full commitment to the underlying values and ethics in the scientific inquiry in the chosen area; and
  • Employ effective presentation skills for the dissemination of research results and outcomes.

MPhil Programme

a. Objectives

The MPhil programme is designed to educate students as independent and innovative researchers who are well-prepared to purse research degrees at the doctoral level. Graduates of the programme are expected to have attained advanced knowledge in their chosen field and professional expertise in research techniques.

b. PILOs

Upon the completion of the RPg programmes, students should be able to:

  • Apply advanced and up-to-date knowledge to formulate research questions and plans for their area of study;
  • Develop methods and instruments to produce original, innovative findings which lead to outputs of international standards;
  • Synthesize knowledge of expertise for the dissemination of research outcomes;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and full commitment to the underlying values and ethics in the scientific inquiry in the chosen area.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
HK$42,100.00 (US$ 5,427) per year
Approximately USD $5,430
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

A Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.

Applicants with a Bachelor's or Master's degree at a university where the programme was not taught and assessed in English are normally required to demonstrate competency through one of the following minimum requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or
  • TOEFL 80 (internet-based test); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

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

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