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Mandatory Common Core Programme

Research postgraduate students are required to complete the 3-unit Mandatory Common Core Programme (MCCP) before confirmation of candidature. The Programme aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to better prepare themselves for their academic career at HKBU and beyond. 


MCCP Components

  • 2 credit-bearing courses, namely "Teaching University Students" and "Advanced English for Academic Purposes" (weighing a total of 3 units); and
  • a range of non-credit bearing mandatory courses of 1 to 2 hours.



Students should give a high priority to the MCCP courses. There is no provision for the change of sections (or classes). 

Students are pre-registered to the required MCCP courses as far as possible, in the first year.  Please check your enrolled sections from 20 August 2018 for each of the MCCP courses via BUniport. 

Students admitted after 1 September will be enrolled in the 2nd Semester. 


3 steps to your timetable

Step 1

Understand the MCCP Requirements

Step 3

Check the class schedule and venue on the MCCP Timetable