Master of Education with specialism in Higher Education

This specialism will aim at developing theoretical and practical competences in the following four areas: (i) Globalization and higher education; (ii) Policy analysis; (iii) Organizational change; and (iv) Academic roles and responsibilities. The conceptual framework in this course is built on theories and practices developed by the international inquiries in the field of higher education over the last decades and focuses on the most current ideas spearheaded by the processes of globalization, internationalization, cross-cultural interactivity, academic freedom, institutional autonomy, problem-based learning, quality assurance, access and equity, and others. The field engages an interdisciplinary perspective with major contributions from sociology, economics, political science, administrative studies, and comparative education. The specialism explores policy, management, curriculum development, teaching and learning issues developed and mitigated by various stakeholders in higher education: i.e. international agencies, national governments, funding bodies, academic associations, universities, polytechnics, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, research centers, academic health science centers, branch campuses, joint educational ventures as well as individual households. Special attention is given to the roles played by flagship universities in stimulating excellence standards and urging reforms in higher education systems across various jurisdictions.


Course Coordinator Dr Jisun Jung

Summer Institute — Higher Education for Tomorrow

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MPhil and PhD (Full-time and Part-time) 

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The Faculty of Education offers Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and 3-year / 4-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes in both full-time and part-time mode. Candidates without a research Master’s degree shall be considered for admission to the MPhil or 4-year PhD programme, while those with a research Master’s degree shall be considered for admission to the 3-year PhD programme.

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