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Full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Faculty of Social Sciences


Study Mode Full-time: 1 year

Tuition Fee Local students: HK$42,100/programme; Non-local students: HK$145,000/programme

Cut Off Date 01 Apr 2023

Year of Entry 2023 September

Funding Nature UGC-funded

Application Start Date15 Nov 2022

Application Deadline 1 Apr 2023

Programme DirectorDr LUI Ming

Programme Office (852) 3411 7216  

Selection Process
  1. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Reference is made to communicative skills, language proficiency, maturity and motivation of the candidates.
  2. Applicants applying for Chinese or English courses 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 Requirement 32 units
Required Courses 18 units
Elective Courses 2 units
Integrated Practicum 12 units
Specialising Subject

Applications are invited for the following specialising subjects:

  1. English (Primary Focus)
  2. English (Secondary Focus)


Students of the English stream are required to attend a 6-8 week Immersion Programme in an English speaking country. 

Eventual provision will depend on needs and departmental resources.

Study Curriculum The 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.

Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants should possess demonstrated proficiency in 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:
- An overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent

For applicants applying for non-English specialising subjects:
- An overall band score of 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent


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.