Cross-Disciplinary Programmes

Geography/ History/ Sociology and Liberal Studies Teaching (Double Degree)

Programme Code

JS2680


Year of Entry

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

Class Start Date

September 2019

Annual Tuition Fees

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

Credits Required for Graduation

167

Choices of Major Programme

For details of Major Programme assignment, please visit Department website at http://educ.hkbu.edu.hk/?dpage=program&id=21

 

Programme Description

This is a five-year full-time Double Degree programme, providing students with knowledge and skills in the academic discipline of Education and Geography/History/Sociology. Graduates will receive a recognised teaching qualification. In addition to two academic disciplines, students will also be exposed to knowledge and skills of many other fields through the General Education and Electives components of the programmes.

Most courses on-campus is taught by a combination of lecture-discussion and seminars. Some courses will be held at late afternoon and Saturday morning. Blended learning is also commonly used. For Field Practice in schools, students will be supervised on-site by school mentors and assessed by supervisors from the Department of Education Studies. Students will also be observed by peers.

During the 5th year of study, students complete their Honours Projects under the guidance of the Department of Geography/History/Sociology.

 

Unique Features
Double degree students have "dual identities" as they are majoring in both Education and another Social Sciences discipline. They take Geography/ History/ Sociology courses together with those who major in these "single degrees". For Education courses, students from various Majors (Geography/ History/ Sociology) will team together, providing them with many chances to share their knowledge and insights gained from the Majors.

 

Student Learning Experiences 
The University provides ample opportunities of local and foreign internships, study tours and overseas exchanges. Field Practice in local schools is an essential element of the BEd degree within the programme and students must complete them satisfactorily. Field Practice consists of two components: School Experience and Supervised Teaching Practice. Please refer to the programme website for details.

 

Career Opportunities   
Graduates will obtain a recognized teaching qualification.  Besides joining the education sector, they will also be able to embark on a career in the business sector, the civil service, or other civil society organisations.

 

Remarks

^ Subject to annual review and the University's approval.

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).

 

General Certificate of Education (GCE), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma & SAT

GCE: Grade E or above in three AL/ IAL subjects; or Grade E or above in two AL/ IAL subjects plus two Advanced Supplementary Level (ASL) subjects (Not including Chinese and English Language subjects. The same subject cannot be counted at both the AL and ASL.) Applicants sitting the 2018 GCE examinations should submit their predicted grades to the University upon the application.

IB: IB Diploma. Applicants should request the IB organisation to send their scores to the University via internet (HKBU institution code: 000247). Applicants sitting the 2018 IB examinations should submit their predicted scores to the University upon the application.

SAT: Minimum score of 1,190 (out of 1,600) in new SAT or 1,650 (out of 2,400) in old SAT (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing), and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8. Applicants should request the College Board to send scores to the University (HKBU institution code: 7904).

 

Other Overseas Qualifications by Region

Applicants who apply for admission on the basis of overseas qualifications should refer to particular region for details. Given the diversity of education systems around the world, the acceptable overseas qualifications listed may not cover every region.

The University normally expects applicants to have obtained 12-year pre-university years of schooling. School-leaving qualifications that are acceptable for admission to universities in other places may not necessarily be acceptable or sufficient for admission to the University.

 

English Language Requirements

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

Public examination results
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or
Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
IELTS Academic Overall Band: 6.0
SAT Minimum score of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or
Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
ACT Minimum score of 23 in both ACT English and Reading
GCE O-Level/ GCSE English/ English Language/ English Literature Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE First Language English Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade B/ Grade 5
GCE AS or A-Level English Grade E
HKDSE English Language Level 3
HKALE Use of English Grade E
IB

Grade 4 in:
IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or
IB English B (Higher Level); or
IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level)

OR

Grade 5 in:
IB English B (Standard Level)

Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

Applicants applying to the programme are expected to have a Chinese language qualification as deemed acceptable by the University.

For applicants holding international qualifications, they may fulfill the Chinese Language requirement with the following Chinese qualifications:

Chinese qualifications
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
GCE A/ AS Level Chinese Grade E
GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE O-Level Chinese/ Chinese Language Grade C/ Grade 4
Others Other Chinese language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University