Cross-Disciplinary Programmes

English Language & Literature and English Language Teaching (Double Degree)

Programme Code

JS2040


Year of Entry

JUPAS - HKDSE: Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

5 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

First Year Intake Number

40

Class Start Date

September 2020

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation

167

Programme Requirements

Programme Requirements
HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS Note 3


Note:
- This programme will consider the following subjects as the second elective subject:
a. Applied Learning subjects at Attained with Distinction (I) or above; 
b. Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.
 

Programme Description

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Language & Literature and Bachelor of Education (Hons) in English Language Teaching is a five-year full-time programme leading to two degree awards. It is offered jointly by the Department of English Language & Literature and the Department of Education Studies. It provides thorough preparation in two distinct disciplines: English Language & Literature and Education Studies.

Unique Features

Students who successfully complete the programme will hold a recognised teaching qualification that meets the Government's requirements for professional English language teachers. 

Student Learning Experiences

During the flow of their studies, students will undertake periods of school experience and teaching practice. In the summer preceding Year 3 they will embark on an overseas immersion programme, designed to enhance and expand their learning in an intensely English-speaking environment, for 6-8 weeks.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Language & Literature and Bachelor of Education (Hons) in English Language Teaching programme prepares graduates for teaching and teaching-related careers. Graduates are equipped with a range of skills that enable them to contribute effectively and flexibly to the changing needs of Hong Kong in the 21st century.

Admissions Scholarship

To award outstanding HKDSE students admitted to the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty offers a new scholarship starting from the 2020 intake:

Sum of HKDSE Score
(4 Core plus 1 elective)
Amount of Scholarship
25 or above $42,100 (one-off, 100% of the first-year tuition)
24 $21,050 (one-off, 50% of the first-year tuition)


Please refer to the website for more details.

 

The Programme will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as unspecified elective subject in meeting the entrance requirements and as a whole subject in score calculation.

The Programme will consider Applied Learning subjects at Attained with Distinction (I) or above as the second elective subject.

The Programme will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as the second elective subject.

  1. Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rank in the Merit Order List to the JUPAS Office. The Merit Order List will be generated according to the priority given to the list of Tie-breakers. During the admissions process, the following are the most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University.
     
    The most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University
    Tie-breakers Remarks
    HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any) Derived from the score formula of individual programme
    e.g.: 4 core subjects + 1 best/specified elective or 2 best/specified electives
    Interview Performance Applicable to School Principal's nominees / applicants with a disability / OEA applicants / regular applicants with interview
    Band Band A applicants will be ranked first then Band B, and so on.
    A (Prog. Choice 1 - 3) >
    B (Prog. Choice 4 - 6) >
    C (Prog. Choice 7 - 10) >
    D (Prog. Choice 11 - 15) >
    E (Prog. Choice 16 - 20)
    HKDSE English Score Take the best score of HKDSE English Language Result
    HKDSE Standard Score + 1 best X Sum of scores for 4 core subjects plus 1 best/specified elective subject (Category A)
     
  2. If a programme ranks the tie-breakers as: '1' to 'HKDSE Academic Score', '2' to 'Band', '3' to 'HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score', applicants with highest HKDSE Academic Score will be ranked first. If there are two applicants having the same HKDSE Academic Score, the one who places the programme in a higher band choice will be ranked higher. If the two applicants are the same on the first 2 tie-breakers, their HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be compared, the one with higher HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be given a higher rank, and so on.

 

 

Note:

As programmes select students not only on the basis of the HKDSE results, the actual results of the students admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying to the programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.). Please be reminded that information listed above is for reference ONLY and is subject to change, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.