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What will I learn?


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.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education is a one-year full-time taught programme. The overall aim of the programme is to provide university graduates with professional training for teaching in local schools prior to their joining the teaching profession. The programme is designed to help students to develop their knowledge, abilities, personal qualities and philosophies that enable them to adequately assume their roles within the teaching profession.


  • To develop in students personal qualities which support their daily work and professional development. These personal qualities include interpersonal effectiveness, creativity, self-understanding, and the motivation and readiness for self-reflection and self-improvement;
  • To develop in student a functional knowledge of disciplines which informs educational practice. A functional knowledge of disciplines means basic knowledge of psychology, sociology and philosophy essential for the understanding of the aims and processes of education;
  • To develop in student expertise as subject specialist teachers in local schools. This expertise consists of effective strategies for the planning, conducting and evaluating of teaching of given school subjects; and
  • To develop in student knowledge essential for effective functioning within the profession and the wider school context. This knowledge encompasses issues in the professionalisation of teaching, educational management, organization and policy.


Upon the completion of the programme, graduates are able to:

  • develop functional knowledge of psychology, sociology and philosophy that are essential for the understanding of the aims and processes of education.
  • develop pedagogical content knowledge for effective teaching of given school subjects.
  • develop essential knowledge for effective functioning within the profession.
  • acquire effective strategies for planning, conducting and evaluating of teaching of given school subjects.
  • enhance generic skills to support their daily works and professional development.
  • demonstrate a reflective and sensitive mind in educational practices and social issues to uphold professional integrity and advancement of the profession.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (US$ 17,841) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For international students

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

Application Deadline: 31 Dec

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


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