Doctor of Education

Programme Structure

Structure of the Degree

For those entering the programme with an approved Master's degree, the degree comprises 6 taught units and a dissertation of not more than 45,000 words. Each unit normally consists of 15 hours contact time plus a further 60 hours of associated study time including the writing of an assignment of 4,000 words. The units are presented on an intensive basis at City University of Hong Kong, at the weekend on a Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. The units are taught by faculty members of the Bristol University Graduate School of Education who have international reputations in their field, sometimes with inputs from contributors with local expertise.

Taught Units

A. Mandatory Units

Understanding Educational Research
Conducting Educational Research: Theory, Methodology and Methods


B. Choose any two units from the following units

Leading for Educational Change in Organizational Settings
Education Policy


C. Choose any two units from the following units

Educational Assessment and Evaluation
Global Higher Education
Comparative Research
Testing and Assessment in Language Learning
Learning with New Technologies
Evaluating Educational Quality and Improvement in Organisational Settings
Supervised Individual Study