Regulations for the degree of Doctor of Education

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Regulations for the degree of Doctor of Education

 

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 1,2,6

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 E825 1,6 Educational Leadership: Context, Strategy and Collaboration
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 E882CF Investigating Early Childhood Education
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 list of excluded combinations 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.
     
  6. EDU E815 has been replaced by EDU E825. If students have successfully completed EDU E815, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of EDU E825.

March 2021