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Part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) - Traditional Stream

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Study Mode Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee Local students: HK$42,100/programme Non-local students: HK$160,000/programme

Cut Off Date 01 May 2024

Year of Entry 2024 September

Funding NatureUGC-funded

Application Start Date1 Dec 2023

Application DeadlinePersonal, Social & Humanities Education (Secondary Focus)               1 Mar 2024

Mathematics (Secondary Focus)    1 May 2024      Physical Education (Secondary Focus)        1 Apr 2024

Programme DirectorDr MOORHOUSE Benjamin

Programme Office(852) 3411  

Selection Process
  1. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Reference will be made to communicative skills, language proficiency, maturity and motivation, specialism and teaching experience.
  2. Applicants applying for English specialising subject may be required to sit for a language proficiency test.
  3. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.

The primary aim of the Programme is to provide professional training for local school teachers who have obtained a bachelor’s degree in an academic discipline. In the capacity of a teacher, a person may have to assume several roles in the education circle, some being more prominent than others at different stages of his or her career. 

The roles identified to be the focus of this Programme are those of: a social and autonomous individual, a facilitator of learning, an educational innovator, and a professional educator.


Programme Structure 

Units Requirement26 units
Required Courses20 units
Elective Courses2 units
Supervised Teaching Practice Courses4 units
Specialising Subject 

Applications are invited for the following specialising subjects: 

  1. Mathematics (Secondary Focus) [Deadline: 1 Apr 2024]
  2. Physical Education (Secondary Focus) [Deadline: 1 Apr 2024] 
  3. Personal, Social & Humanities Education (Secondary Focus) [Deadline: 1 Mar 2024]


Eventual provision will depend on needs and departmental resources.

Study CurriculumThe study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification


Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent*.

Applicants applying for Physical Education must hold a recognised bachelor’s degree or equivalent majoring in PE or a relevant discipline.

Language Proficiency Requirement


Applicants should possess proficiency in reading and writing of both Chinese and English as recognised by the Department.

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose bachelor’s degrees were obtained from programmes where the medium of instruction is not English. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

For applicants applying for the English specialising subject:

  1. An overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)^ or equivalent

For applicants applying for non-English specialising subjects:

  1. An overall band score of 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)^ or equivalent

^Note: Test result provided should be within two years from the date of issuance of the Admission Offer letter. IELTS Indicator test is not accepted.



  1. Applicants should possess a full-time local school teacher status#.
  2. Students may be provisionally accepted at the time of application, but they should have their full-time local school teacher status confirmed before registration for the programme.

Applicants who do not have a full-time local school teacher status will be considered on a case-by-case basis and, if admitted, have to fulfill teaching practice requirements stipulated by the Department of Education Studies.

Double Registration

For UGC-funded programmes, unless otherwise approved by the University, registered candidates are normally not permitted to register part-time or full-time for any other qualification, either at the University itself or at any other local institution of higher learning. Candidates breaching this regulation are subject to discontinuation of their studies at the University.

  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.