The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.
HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)
(The programme title is abbreviated to "Geography/ History/ Sociology and Liberal Studies Teaching (Double Degree)" on the JUPAS website.)
|HKDSE Core Subject(s)||Minimum Level|
|MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART||2|
|Elective Subject(s)||Minimum Level|
|ANY 2 SUBJECTS Notes||3|
Notes for elective subjects:
1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);
2) The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects;
b) Applied Learning subjects with "Attained with Distinction (I)" or above;
c) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.
Choices of Major Programme
For details of Major Programme assignment, please visit Department website at http://educ.hkbu.edu.hk/?dpage=program&id=21
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.
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 Bachelor of Education 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.
Graduates will obtain a recognised 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.
The Programme will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as an 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 an unspecified elective subject.
In general, the scores for the Applied Learning subjects (Category B) are converted as follows:
Attained with Distinction II=4, Attained with Distinction I=3, Attained=2
The Programme will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as an 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
|HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any)||Derived from the score formula of individual programme
(The programme will consider 4 core subjects plus 2 best electives in Academic Score calculation.)
|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|
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.