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Master of Education

Programme Structure

The MEd programme can be completed over one academic year of full-time study, or between two and four consecutive years of part-time study. Classes are generally held on weekdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. There are two parallel strands within the MEd programme:

 

Specialist strand

Generalist Educational Studies strand

A Specialist strand provides advanced specialist training for teachers and education professionals in priority areas of education in Hong Kong.

A Generalist Educational Studies strand provides a broad range of educational studies for teacher and education professionals seeking to update and extend their general educational knowledge and skills and/or put together a particular programme that meets their individual needs.

A Specialist MEd comprises a set of four specialist courses in one of the areas listed under Fields of Study, a research methods course, and the option of either one elective course and a dissertation or three elective courses and a project by independent study.

A Generalist MEd consists of a core course in Educational Studies, a research methods course and the option of either four elective courses and a dissertation or six elective courses and a project by independent study.

Both strands consist of 60 credits. A course (other than the research methods course, Dissertation and Project) involves 24 hours of class contact, plus self-directed study, active involvement in e-forums and other interactive networks or study groups, intensive reading, assignments and out-of-class exercises.

 

Electives

Elective courses provide you with an opportunity to study in the areas that give you a deeper understanding of topics related to your specialization and also other areas in which you might be interested, without direct relevance or usefulness, in order to broaden your general appreciation of education. Course Coordinators may give students some guidance and advice for the elective courses that are related to your area of specialization.

A wide variety of more than 25 general elective courses will be available for students registered in the MEd programme. The elective courses on offer will vary in each academic year. The list of general electives in this academic year can be viewed here mainly for reference.

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