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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) - Subject Teaching and Subject Knowledge (STSK) Stream

Faculty of 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 Apr 2024

Year of Entry 2024 September

Funding Nature UGC-funded

Application Start Date1 Dec 2023

Application DeadlinesEnglish (Primary Focus)  1 Mar 2024     

Physical Education (Primary 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 and language proficiency in both Chinese and English. Maturity, motivation, specialism and teaching experience will also be taken into consideration.
  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.
AimsSubject Teaching and Subject Knowledge (STSK) Stream aims to provide professional training in pedagogical skills and subject knowledge pertaining to a specialising subject for school teachers who did not major in this subject for their university study and PGDE (or equivalent) training.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement28 units
Subject Teaching and Field Practice Courses10 units
Subject Knowledge Courses18 units
Specialising SubjectsApplications are invited for the following Specialising subjects:
  1. English (Primary Focus) [Deadline: 1 Mar 2024]
  2. Physical Education (Primary Focus) [Deadline: 1 Apr 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:


  1. a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent;
  2. a postgraduate diploma/certificate in education or equivalent in a subject other than the specialising subject of the chosen stream.


Language Proficiency Requirement


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.

Subjects taught should include the specialising subject following the norms set by the Department of Education Studies. 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.

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.