Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Double Degree) (BEd, BSocSc)

Hong Kong

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The award
BEd, BSocSc

How long you will study
5 years

Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
HKD 171000 per year

All study options

About Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Double Degree) at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

The Faculty of Education in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences offers an inter-disciplinary five-year honours degree focusing on the study of Social Sciences and the teaching of Liberal Studies, a broad-based core subject in the senior secondary school curriculum.

The double-degree curriculum integrates academic and professional studies in Liberal Studies education. Students take a Social Sciences major in the Faculty of Social Sciences, and Education Professional Core courses in the Faculty of Education. Professional aspects of the double degree are phased in gradually over the five years, including pedagogy, psychological and sociological courses, and teaching practice in Hong Kong secondary schools. The curriculum focuses on the teaching and learning of Liberal Studies in mainstream Hong Kong schools. Students are provided with great varieties of off-campus learning opportunities, including NGOs visits, cross-border experiential learning programmes, overseas exchange programmes, etc. Students will be awarded two degrees upon completion of the programme.

Students are required to complete the Education Professional Core Courses and one of the following 6 Social Sciences majors over 5 years of studies:

  • China Studies
  • Geography
  • Politics and Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Social Work and Social Administration
  • Sociology

Professional Recognition

Upon graduation, the BEd&BSocSc programme offers qualification equivalent to a BSocSc plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, a professional teaching qualification recognised in Hong Kong schools and internationally.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBEd, BSocScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study5 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 171000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Entry requirements

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level/International A-Level, SAT/AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note of the standards as below:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 35, candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 2A's and 1B, candidates should present at minimum of 3 A-level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language.
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test/Advanced Placement Test - Redesigned SAT: 1350, SAT Subject Tests: 630 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 90%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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