Education (Hong Kong)

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Awards available EdD
Programme length Seven years part-time
Part-time study available Yes, part-time only
Start date October 2018

Programme overview

Our Doctorate in Education programme attracts high-achieving participants interested in a wide range of aspects of teaching, learning, management and policy. It features excellent doctoral-level research and specialist units taught by international researchers.

We explore different facets of the research process and contemporary educational debates, as well as developing skills in research methods, theory, argumentation and evaluation. Students recommend studying for this Doctorate in Education because it has helped them to develop deep understanding of real-life professional issues.

This programme is taught by University staff in Hong Kong, as part of a long partnership with the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) at City University of Hong Kong.

Fees for 2018/19

Fees are managed through City University, Hong Kong. 

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

For more details see the City University, Hong Kong website.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Information about the programme structure is listed on the CityU SCOPE website.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent); a master's degree, normally at merit level (or equivalent qualification); and normally at least three years' appropriate professional experience (eg employment in organisations that have an educational function or roles related to any aspect of education, training or individual learning).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Research groups

The overarching mission of the Graduate School of Education is to develop learning and leadership for a changing world through research and teaching that promotes achievement, opportunity and social justice. The aim is to build the intellectual and practical leadership among policy makers, practitioners, students and the wider research community that is urgently required to enable education to adapt and thrive in a time of rapid local and global change.

Research in the school is concentrated into five main areas of inquiry and expertise in the following research centres:

  • Centre for Assessment and Evaluation Research in Education
  • Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education
  • Centre for Multilevel Modelling
  • Centre for Researching Education Across Boundaries
  • Centre for Knowledge, Culture and Society

As a doctoral student you will join one of the research centres associated with these key areas of research and work with staff and other doctoral students who have similar research interests. Please see the school website for further details.


We offer our students the academic and personal development opportunities that will equip them to respond to the intellectual, social and personal challenges they will encounter throughout their lives and careers. Our goal is to enable our graduates to display the following characteristics:

  • able to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in their chosen field
  • visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative
  • high ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice
  • highly employable, world wide
  • adaptable with the potential to be leaders in work and in the community. 

Read more about the professional journeys of some of our graduates.

Staff profiles

Centre for Assessment and Evaluation Research in Education (CAERe)

Bernardita Munoz Chereau

Professor Harvey Goldstein

Dr Neil Ingram

Dr George Leckie

Professor Sally Thomas

Dr Guoxing Yu

Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education (CIRE)

Dr Angeline Mbogo Barrett

Dr Shelley McKeown

Dr Julia Paulson

Professor Leon Tikly

Dr Amanda Williams

Dr Jocelyn Wishart

Centre for Knowledge, Culture and Society (KCS)

Dr Cassie Earl

Professor Keri Facer

Dr Frances Giampapa

Dr Lisa Lucas

Dr Helen Manchester

Centre for Multilevel Modelling (CMM)

Professor William Browne

Professor Harvey Goldstein

Dr George Leckie

Dr Liz Washbrook

Centre for Researching Education Across Boundaries (CREAB)

Professor Sally Barnes

Dr Alf Coles

Professor Justin Dillon

Dr Marina Gall

Dr Kate Hawkey

Dr Paul Howard-Jones

Dr Janet Orchard

Dr Jo Rose

Dr Sue Timmis

How to apply
Application deadline:

30 May 2018. Early application recommended; places fill quickly.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.


REF 2014 results

  • 44% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 36% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 19% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Bristol Doctoral College

The Bristol Doctoral College facilitates and supports doctoral training and researcher development across the University.

Get in touch

Student Services Office Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4392 Email:

School of Education
University of Bristol
35 Berkeley Square


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