New Opportunities | Future Leaders

Period of Study and Timetable

  • The programme accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Participants may begin their course of study at the commencement of any course.
  • The programme is offered on a part-time basis. In order to graduate, participants will successfully complete eight courses including one School Improvement Institute and a School Inquiry Project.
  • Participants who complete the School Improvement Project concurrent to course work can complete the IELC within 18 months.
  • Participants may choose to complete the programme over a maximum period of four years.
  • Each taught course runs for eight weeks, followed by a break of three to four weeks.
  • Summative assessments are due two weeks following the end of each course.
  • If participants miss a course, they may replace it with a second School Improvement Institute.


The following timetable indicates the months in which courses begin. Each course runs for 8 weeks followed by a 4 week break.

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Jan 8 – Mar 1EDA6090Leading Professional Learning
Jan 8 – Apr 22EDA6012School-based Inquiry Project (SIP) *
Apr 1 – May 24EDA6005Leading Learning Organizations
May 6 – Aug 19EDA6012School-based Inquiry Project (SIP) *
July 10 – July 12EDA6038School Improvement Institute II
July 22 – Sept 13EDA6048Effective School Leadership
Sept 2 – Dec 16EDA6012School-based Inquiry Project (SIP)*
Oct 14 – Dec 6EDA6047Organizational Behavior


Jan 6 – Feb 28
EPA6102International Perspectives on Educational Reform
Jan 6 – Apr 21
EDA6012School-based Inquiry Project (SIP)*
Apr 7 – May 24
EDA6009Leading Organizational Change
May 5 – Aug 18
EDA6012School-based Inquiry Project (SIP)*

*EDA6012 School-based Inquiry Project: Leading School Improvement is offered each January, May and September. Participant should complete at least four courses prior to the study of SIP.

School Improvement Institute (SII) (residential course in Hong Kong) is offered in early July. Each SII will require some work to be completed before and after the residential. The course registration of SII will be closed by April for the sake of travel and accommodation arrangement.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.

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