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    1. General
    1.1 These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees.
    1.2 In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.
    1.3 The period of study and research from admission to the programme to the satisfactory completion of the thesis shall normally be no more than eight years.
       
    2. Entry Requirements
    2.1 To enter the Doctor of Education programme, a student shall normally possess:
      2.1.1 A recognized Master's degree (by research or coursework) in Education or a related area.
         
    2.2 Students who are unable to be admitted through the route stated in 2.1.1 can consider admission through Pathway 1. In this case, a student shall possess:
      2.2.1 a recognized Master’s degree (by research or coursework) in an area not related to education.
    3. Doctor of Education (EDD)
    3.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Doctor of Education,  a student who entered the programme shall:
      3.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      3.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
      3.1.3 obtain at least 40 credits of coursework at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations and as stipulated in Table 1; and
      3.1.4 successfully complete a thesis at doctoral level.
    3.2 For the coursework element of the degree of Doctor of Education, the University has prescribed that a student shall obtain at least 20 credits from optional courses labelled OM which should extend the subject coverage of his/her Master's degree, and EDU E991 (labelled C)(see Table 1).
    4. Doctor of Education (through Pathway 1) (EDD1)
    4.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Doctor of Education, a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 shall:
      4.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      4.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
      4.1.3 obtain at least 60 credits of coursework at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations and as stipulated in Table 1; and
      4.1.4 successfully complete a thesis at doctoral level.
    4.2 For the coursework element of the degree of Doctor of Education (through Pathway 1), the University has prescribed that a student shall obtain 40 credits from optional courses labeled OM, and EDU E991 (labelled C) (see Table 1).
    5. Students must complete the coursework successfully before being allowed to start the thesis; and a satisfactory detailed research proposal is required for further progress on the thesis.
    6. Following the submission of the thesis, a viva voce examination will be conducted by the Award Committee, which will include an External Examiner.
    7. Up to 20 credits awarded by the UK Open University for satisfactory completion of one or more of the courses labelled UKOU in Table 1 which are additional to the courses taken for the Master's degree may be counted towards the requirements of the Doctor of Education programme.

    Table 1

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits

    EdD

    EDU E801 1, 2

    Educational Research in Action

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E802 2

    Language and Literacy in Social Context

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E803 1, 2

    Child Development in Social Context

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E804 1, 2

    Adult Learners: Education and Training

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E805 1, 2

    Effective Leadership and Management in Education

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E805C 1

    Effective Leadership and Management in Education

    20

    OM

    EDU E806 2

    Educational Management in Action

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E807 1, 2

    Curriculum, Learning and Assessment

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E808C

    Chinese Language Education

    20

    OM

    EDU E809 1, 2, 3

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Worldwide

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E813 1, 2, 4

    Child Development in Families, Schools and Society

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E813C 1

    Child Development in Families, Schools and Society

    20

    OM

    EDU E814 1, 2

    Supporting Lifelong Learning

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E815 1

    Leading and Managing for Effective Education

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E817 1, 2, 5

    Learning, Curriculum and Assessment

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E817C 1

    Learning, Curriculum and Assessment

    20

    OM

    EDU E819 1, 3

    Investigating Language in Action

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E823 1, 4 Understanding Children's Development and Learning

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E846 1, 5 Curriculum, Learning and Society: Investigating Practice

    20

    OM/UKOU

    EDU E880 Learning and Teaching Liberal Studies
    20
    OM
    EDU E881C Drama in the Curriculum
    20
    OM
    EDU E891 1
    Educational Enquiry
    20
    OM/UKOU
    EDU E991 1

    Educational Research

    20

    C

    Notes:

    1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    2. Courses no longer available.
       
    3. EDU E809 has been replaced by EDU E819. If students have successfully completed EDU E809, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of EDU E819.
       
    4. EDU E813 has been replaced by EDU E823. If students have successfully completed EDU E813, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of EDU E823.
       
    5. EDU E817 has been replaced by EDU E846. If students have successfully completed EDU E817, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of EDU E846.

    March 2014

     
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