Cross-Disciplinary Programmes

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

Programme Code

JS2680


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

5 - 15 (subject to changes)#

Class Start Date

September 2019

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$120,000 (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 1 SUBJECT 2

- These programmes will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as unspecified elective subject.

 

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

#As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Government's and the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.

 

For 2019 entry, the JS2680 Programme will NOT consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as unspecified elective subject in meeting the entrance requirements. However, it will consider M1/M2 subject as a whole subject in score calculation.

The Programme will NOT consider any Applied Learning Subjects as an unspecified elective subject.

The Programme will consider grade E or above in Other Language subjects as unspecified elective subject.

In general, the scores for the Other Language Subjects (Category C) are converted as follows:

A=5**, B=5*, C=5, D=4, E=3

  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.