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

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

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.

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).

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Final Year Students/ Holders

AD/ HD holders or final year students may apply for Year 1 entry.

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Non-final Year Students

Non-final year students studying AD/ HD programmes at a higher education institution recognised by the University are eligible to apply for Year 1 entry. These applicants are required to fulfill the Entrance Requirements for HKDSE or equivalent qualifications.

 

Transfer Students

Transfer students are current students enrolled in a full-time or sandwich government-funded or self-financed degree programme at a recognised institution.

Applicants who have completed at least one year of study of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 entry. They should fulfil the University and the Programme Entrance Requirements.

Inter-institutional transfer of students enrolled in a local government-funded programme is considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Degree Holders

Holders of Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Doctoral Degree or students studying in the final year of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 entry.

 

General Entrance Requirements

For Applicants with HKDSE:

General Entrance Requirements

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

This programme will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as unspecified elective subject.

 

For Applicants with other International Qualifications, please refer to International Qualifications.

 

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