Admissions Enquiries

Applications for programmes are made through Graduate School of the Hong Kong Baptist University. For admission related enquiries, please contact the Graduate School:

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 7373
Website: http://gs.hkbu.edu.hk/

Currently, our Departments offer a total of 10 taught postgraduate programmes.  Some of taught postgraduate programmes are inter-Faculty/School or inter-Department collaboration.

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Study Mode : Full time
Duration of Study : 1 year
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department : Department of Education Studies
Descriptions : It provides a professional training of teaching in secondary schools, helping students to develop their knowledge, abilities, personal qualities and philosophies that enable them to adequately assume their roles in the profession.
Admission Requirements :
  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized university or equivalent;
  • and Demonstrated language proficiency in Chinese and English as recognized by the Department.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Applicants applying for Chinese or English courses may be required to sit for a language proficiency test.
Study Mode : Part time
Duration of Study : 1 year
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department : Department of Education Studies
Descriptions : It provides a professional training of teaching in secondary schools, helping students to develop their knowledge, abilities, personal qualities and philosophies that enable them to adequately assume their roles in the profession.
Admission Requirements :
  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized university or equivalent*; and
  • A fill-time secondary schools teacher status**; and
  • Proficiency in reading and writing of both Chinese and English as recognized by the Department.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Students may be provisionally accepted at the time of application, but they should have their full-time secondary school teacher status confirmed before registration for the programme.

Applicants applying for Chinese or English courses may be required to sit for a language proficiency test.

* Applicants applying for Physical Education must hold a recognized bachelor's degree or equivalent majoring in PE or a relevant discipline.

** Applicants who do not have a full-time secondary 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.

Study Mode : Full time / Part time
Duration of Study : 1 year / 2 years
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department : Department of Education Studies
Descriptions : It is designed for educators and professionals who have an interest in the field of, and specialized areas in, education.
Admission Requirements :
  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized university or equivalent; and
  • A postgraduate certificate/diploma in education or equivalent, and/or relevant professional experience working with children and adolescents.
Study Mode : Full time / Part time
Duration of Study : 2 years
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department : Department of Education Studies
Descriptions : It develops students' leadership in curriculum planning and implementation, and advances their professional knowledge in emerging pedagogies for their own subject specialists through action learning.
Admission Requirements : Either
  • A recognized bachelor's degree or equivalent; and
  • A recognized postgraduate certificate/diploma in education.
Or
  • A recognized Bachelor of Education degree with a recognized teacher's qualification.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.
Study Mode : Full time / Part time
Duration of Study : 3 year / 4 years
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department : Department of Education Studies
Descriptions : It is designed for educators and professionals who have an interest in the field of, and specialized areas in, education.
Admission Requirements :
  • A Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with first class honours or equivalent; and
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in the education sector or other relevant sectors as deemed appropriate by the Department; and
  • English language proficiency as required by the Department.
Study Mode : Full time / Part time
Duration of Study : 1 year / 2 years
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department : Department of Physical Education
Descriptions : It provides opportunities for students to take a reflective and interdisciplinary approach to the planning, provision, and management of sport and leisure.
Admission Requirements :
  • A bachelor's degree in physical education, sport/exercise science, sport/recreation/leisure/recreation management or other areas such as communication, tourism and hotel management from a recognized university (usually a good second class degree is preferred, but applicants with outstanding work experience may be considered); and
  • Preferably with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience or a number of equivalent years of experience involved in sport and leisure management or administration; or
  • A qualification deemed to be equivalent.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.
Study Mode : Full time# / Part time
Duration of Study : 2 years
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department : Department of Social Work
Descriptions : It educates students to achieve the academic and professional qualification that is considered eligible for registration as Registered Social Workers inHong Kong.
Admission Requirements :
  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized university; or
  • A qualification deemed to be equivalent.

Priority will be given to applicants with RSW qualification (registered on the basis of a recognized social work diploma) or with social sciences background at undergraduate level.

Appropriately qualified applicants will be interviewed to establish proper motivation and suitability for pursuing a qualifying social work programme in a reflective and learner-centred environment.

Study Mode : Full time / Part time
Duration of Study : 1 year / 2 years
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department : Department of Social Work
Descriptions : It enhances students' professional development in youth counseling by providing them with knowledge of youth counseling perspectives, methods and practice skills.
Admission Requirements :
  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized university or equivalent;
  • At least two years of work experience with young people; and
  • Some background knowledge in psychology, human development, guidance, and/or other related courses.
Appropriately qualified applicants will be interviewed to ensure their motivation and suitability for pursuing training in youth counseling.
Study Mode : Full time / Part time
Duration of Study : 1 year / 2 years
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department : Department of Social Work
Descriptions : It enhances the professional competence of practicing social workers and provides an opportunity for them to reflect on professional practice from a broader perspective.
Admission Requirements : Should possess a bachelor's degree in Social Work from a recognized university or equivalent, preferably with two years of work experience in the field of social work or equivalent.

Inter-disciplinary Programmes

Study Mode : Part time
Duration of Study : 2 years
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department :
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Department of Government & International Studies
    • Department of Physical Education
  • School of Business
    • Department of Accountancy and Law
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Finance Decision Sciences
    • Department of Management
  • School of Communication in collaboration with the following Universities
    • the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
    • Pace University, New York
Descriptions : It enhances students' understanding of public administration in Hong Kong, the Mainland and Hong Kong, and also from a comparative and global perspective.
Admission Requirements :
  • Should hold a bachelor's degree (in any discipline) from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
  • A qualification deemed to be equivalent.
Qualified applicants will be interviewed to assess their motivation and suitability for the programme.
Study Mode : Full time / Part time
Duration of Study : 1 year / 2 years
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department :
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Department of Geography
    • Department of Government & International Studies
    • Department of History
    • Department of Sociology
  • School of Business
    • Department of Economics
Descriptions : It provides students with a critical understanding of contemporary China from political, historical, economic, geographical, and sociological perspectives.
Admission Requirements :
  • Should hold a bachelor's degree, or qualification of equivalent standard from another university or comparable institution;
  • Will be given preference with background in social sciences and/or humanities.
Study Mode : Full time
Duration of Study : 1 year
Participating Faculty/ School/ Department :
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies
Descriptions : The Faculty of Social Sciences and David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies in Hong Kong will launch the first MA in Global Society programme in Hong Kong this September. With its unique whole person positioning, the MA equips emerging leaders to understand how the challenges and opportunities of connected society are multi-dimensional - social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental. One of the characteristics of the programme is that it offers five concentrations: 1) Global Urban System; 2) Global Cultures; 3) Global Environmental Health; 4) Global Social Development; and 5) Global Political Economy. Students will be able to specialize and build vocational knowledge and skills by selecting one from five concentrations. Graduates will be able to pursue and enhance their careers in such fields as: urban, housing, land-use, and transport planning; cultural and leisure industries; environmental health research, consulting, and management; social, educational, community, and international development; politics, government, and leadership in civil society. The programme will also be suitable for those wishing to pursue further academic development in Ph.D. programmes.
Admission Requirements :
  • Should hold a bachelor's degree, or qualification of equivalent standard from another university or comparable institution;
  • Minimum English proficiency includes:
    1. TOEFL: 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (Internet-based test); or
    2. IELTS: 6.5
    3. CET-6 on the Chinese mainland: 480 (although we will take special note of this qualification given the lack of comparative literature yet existing)