• Home

  • About

  • Programmes &

  • People

  • Early

  • Languages

  • Language

  • Research &

  • Enquiries &

  • Home > School of Education and Languages > Doctor of Education
    Doctor of Education

    This degree involves coursework (40 credits) and a thesis.


    The principal aim of the programme is to make a significant contribution to the advanced professional and academic development of those concerned with education and allied fields, to the ultimate benefit of the wider educational community.


    Course work

    Students will have to take:

    • EDU E991 Educational Research (20 credits); and
    • another 20-credit postgraduate level Education course from the following list.
    Course Code Course Title
    EDU E805C Effective Leadership and Management in Education
    EDU E808C Chinese Language Education
    EDU E813C Child Development in Families, Schools and Society or
    EDU E823 Understanding Children’s Development and Learning
    EDU E817C Learning, Curriculum and Assessment or
    EDU E846 Curriculum, Learning and Society: Investigating Practice
    EDU E819 Investigating Language in Action
    EDU E880 Learning and Teaching Liberal Studies
    EDU E881C Drama in the Curriculum

    (The course selected must be outside the area students have studied at the Master's level.)


    Each student will carry out a piece of research with the guidance of one or two supervisors. The following research areas will be available for the September 2018 intake:

    • Adult education
    • Curriculum development and curriculum change
    • Distance education
    • Drama education
    • Educational development in China
    • Educational management and leadership
    • Information technology in education
    • Language education (English, Chinese, Putonghua)
    • Learning and assessment
    • Policy analysis in education.
    • Psychology of teaching and learning
    • Sociology of education

    Entry requirement

    There are two entry pathways to the EdD programme, as follows:

    Pathway 1

    Applicants should hold a recognized Master's degree (by research or coursework) in education or a related area.

    Pathway 2

    Applicants should hold a recognized Master's degree (by reseach or coursework) in an area not related to education.

    (Students entering through Pathway 2 are required to take two 20-credit courses from the list above.)

    Selection of applicants

    The selection procedure includes the submission of a research proposal and an interview.


    Admission is limited to the Autumn Term of each year. Details of the programme will be provided in early June each year at our Information Centre. You may also send your request to the Admissions Office for a printed Information Booklet and application form.


    By mail to: Research Postgraduate Office
    The Open University of Hong Kong 
    30 Good Shepherd Street 
    Homantin, Kowloon
    By fax to: 2789 2725 Research Postgraduate Office
    By email to: regrdo@ouhk.edu.hk




    Maintained by: School of Education and Languages ( el@ouhk.edu.hk )
    Modified Date: May 21, 2018

    Accessibility | Privacy policies | Terms and policies | Webmaster
    © 2019 by The Open University of Hong Kong. All Rights Reserved.
    Site Map Site map
    About OUHK
    President's Message
    Vision & Mission
    Strategic Plan
    Governance & Organization
    Principal Officers
    Honorary Graduates & University Fellows
    Facts & Figures
    Academic Programmes
    Full-time face-to-face undergraduate programmmes
    Face-to-face postgraduate programmes
    Distance learning programmes
    Research degree programmes
    Professional programmes and short courses
    eLearning programmes
    Academic Support & External Links
    Research Office
    Office of Academic Supports
    Student Affairs Office
    OUHK Shenzhen Office
    Administrative Units
    Educational Technology & Publishing Unit
    Facilities Management Unit
    Finance Unit
    Human Resources Unit
    Information Technology Unit
    Public Affairs Unit
    Full-time face-to-face undergraduate programmmes
    Face-to-face Postgraduate programmes
    Distance learning programmes
    Research degree programmes
    Professional training and short courses
    eLearning programmes
    Annual Report 2015-2016
    Broadcast on TVB Pearl to Enlighten All
    Choose your study programme
    Events Calendar
    Giving to OUHK
    Implementation of a unified academic calendar
    Information for
    Prospective Students
    Current Students
    Jockey Club Home Health Watch Programme
    Media coverage
    Motto: Disce, Progredere, Crea
    Open Learning Resources
    iTunes U
    Open for Learning
    Knowledge Network
    Privacy policies
    Terms and policies
    About Research Office
    Internal R&D Funding
    External R&D Funding
    Ethical Review Regarding Human and Animal Research
    Research Safety Review
    Research Bulletin
    Journal Database
    Visiting Scholars
    Schools and LiPACE
    School of Arts and Social Sciences
    Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration
    School of Education and Languages
    School of Nursing and Health Studies
    School of Science and Technology
    Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE)
    Site Search
    Social Media
    YouTube Channel
    Student Life & Support
    Students' Achievements
    Switch on to e-materials
    Useful Information
    Adverse weather arrangements
    Campus location
    Job Openings
    Contact us
    Telephone: (852-2711-2100)
    Facsimile: (852-2715-0760)
    Email: info@ouhk.edu.hk
    View the videos of Full-time Face-to-face Undergraduate Programme selected seminars
    Web for All
    Back To Top