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B Ed (Education in Development) Honours

Since 2004 the University of Huddersfield (UK) and Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University (GPNU) have been successfully co-operating to deliver the above undergraduate course in Guangzhou.  The course has graduated over 300 students since it started. 

Graduates have taken up a variety of jobs including: teaching English, HR training, government jobs, or employment in commercial businesses such as banks and marketing companies. 

In 2012 the University of Huddersfield’s School of Education was ranked 2nd to Cambridge University in The Guardian League Table for all universities in the UK.

The B Ed (Education in Development) is a one year honours top-up degree that is taught by tutors from the University of Huddersfield, UK.  The course is taught in English.

Course Structure and delivery

The course has two different majors – Human Resource Development (HRD) and Teaching the Second Language (SLD). 

Subjects Studied:

HRD Major                                   SLD Major
Human Resource Development         Second Language Development
Skills for Teaching & Training           Skills for Teaching & Training
Curriculum Studies                         Curriculum Studies
Management of Education               Educational Psychology
Research Methods                          Research Methods
Development Study (thesis)            Development Study (thesis)

Each subject is taught in blocks of three weeks intensive teaching.  Between teaching blocks students complete assessments and receive academic and personal tutorial support and guidance.

Entry requirements

An associate degree or diploma from a Chinese university/college.  English competence.  Applicants are required to pass a written English language test and are interviewed by a teacher from the University of Huddersfield. 

Learning Resources and support available to students in China studying with the University of Huddersfield

As a student of the University of Huddersfield you will have access to: electronic resources in the library through SUMMON; UniLearn (the university’s virtual learning environment); Student Services; guidance on finding information for studies and using Portal Plus (the university’s ‘one-stop shop’ for electronic access to the university’s systems).

These are outlined through the following links:

The Student handbook of regulations is available through:


Information about the partnership between the University of Huddersfield and GPNU is available through the following link:



How to Apply – your next step

Apply to: International Office, GPNU,
293 Zhongshan Road,
Tianhe District,
Guangzhou 510665
Tel: 020 38256908 or 010 38256576
Email: Bed_gpnu@163.com

You can also contact Lyn Hall, Course Leader with any questions.
Email: l.a.hall@hud.ac.uk

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