What will I learn?

The BA&BED(LangEd)–Eng programme awards you two degrees over five years of study. The programme combines advanced language and teaching skills to pave the way for an exciting teaching career , for research or for work in a range of other areas such as human resources or the civil service.

Programme Introduction

PURSUE A CAREER IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND EDUCATION

Jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education, this programme enables students to earn both a BA in English language and linguistics and a BEd in English language education over five years of study. Following graduation, you will meet the requirements for English language teachers in both primary and secondary schools as recommended by the HKSAR government.

2 degrees, 5 years

Study across the fields of arts and education to earn two degrees.

Practical learning

Benefit from professional practices introduced gradually over five years.

What You’ll Study

The curriculum integrates academic and professional studies in language education. You will study English language and linguistics in the Faculty of Arts plus core courses in professional education in the Faculty of Education. You will learn about the pedagogical, psychological and sociological underpinnings of professional practice, and gain teaching experience in local primary and secondary schools across five years of study.

Exciting Opportunities

Integrate theory and practice through teaching opportunities with local students in Hong Kong’s primary and secondary schools.

Professional Recognition

Graduates will earn a BA in English language and linguistics and a BEd in English language education. The programme is equivalent to a BA plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education – a professional teaching qualification recognised locally. The degree meets the HKSAR government’s requirements for English teachers in both primary and secondary schools, including a first degree majoring in English, a teacher training qualification in English language teaching, and a pass in the benchmark English language proficiency test.

Career Prospects

The double degree programme paves the way for a wide variety of career options, from teaching to civil service to publishing to human resources. Graduates have gone on to teach English language in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. Others have joined government positions in quality assurance and curriculum development or civil service and administration. Alternatively, pursue a career in educational publishing, human resources development or communications, or in diverse fields like media and journalism, arts and culture, law, and management.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$171,000.00 (16,28,416) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

24 August 2022

More details

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education/HKCEE/HKALE or equivalent. English Language Requirement: IELTS - An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module; TOEFL - A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English. IB score will vary according to the program selected.

For international students

Competitive Admission Standards:

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma with 31 points out of 45 or equivalent
  • GCE A-Level / International A-Level: Candidates should present at minimum of 2A 1B level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language or equivalent
  • SAT Reasoning Test / ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test / Advanced Placement Test: Candidates should have completed - Redesigned SAT: 1350; SAT Subject Tests: 550 in each of the 3 subjects; AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects or equivalent

You must achieve at least one of the following English Language Requirements to be considered for admission to HKU.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

GCSE / GCEO

  • Grade C in English Language at GCSE/GCEO;
  • Grade C in English First Language at IGCSE; or
  • Grade B in English as a Second Language at IGCSE

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

  • Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or
  • Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

SAT Reasoning Test: Sub-scores of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing in the same attempt of the SAT Reasoning Test (prior to March 2016); or Test scores of 31 in Writing and Language and 30 in Reading in the same attempt of the Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test;

IELTS: An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module;

A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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