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

24 (subject to changes)

Class Start Date

September 2018

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

Each of the three double degrees is a five-year full-time programme leading to two degree awards. Each programme is jointly offered by the Department of Education Studies, with one of the Departments of Geography, History or Sociology, and prepares students in two distinct disciplines. Students who successfully complete the programme will hold a recognised teaching qualification for schools in Hong Kong.

The aims and learning outcomes of the Geography, History or Sociology components are the same as those for the respective single degrees. Please refer to the three Departments' websites for details.

For the education component, students will develop personal and professional qualities that enable them to function effectively within the teaching profession in Hong Kong. They will master important theoretical and practical knowledge of educational practices, and be able to teach the subject of Liberal Studies effectively. An essential element of the education component is the Field Practice. A satisfactory completion of the Field Practice is a requirement for graduation. Students will be visited and assessed by supervisors of the Department of Education Studies during this stage of the programme.

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. The University also provides ample opportunity for local and foreign internships, study tours and overseas exchanges.

 

Career Opportunities

The double degrees will prepare students to enter a wide variety of careers. Other than joining the teaching profession, students can also embark on a career in the civil service, the business sector, or other civil society organizations. The programmes will provide students with flexibility that is increasingly valued in a fast-changing, globally-oriented city.

For 2018 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.