Our Doctor of Education programme, offered since 1997, was the first Doctor of Education programme in Hong Kong. It graduated its first group of student in 2001. Since its establishment, the programme has attracted experienced professionals from the school and tertiary education sectors as well as government officials and practitioners in the social services.
The Doctor of Education programme is a professional doctorate that includes both coursework and research components. It offers a variety of relevant courses and supervised thesis research. The programme aims to help experienced professionals to develop a deep understanding of their chosen areas of study and to encourage them in the search for innovative approaches to educational inquiry and practical insights to help them in resolving educational problems. The Doctor of Education programme is designed to suit the needs of education professionals who seek to meet the challenges of educational change effectively but insist on becoming thoroughly grounded in the theory and practice of defined areas of study. Graduation requirements of the Doctor of Education programme better reflect its dual emphasis on coursework and research.