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Master of Education

It designed for local and international educators and professionals who have an interest in the field of, and specialised areas in, education.

 

Objectives and Features

 

  • It is intended for educators and those in education-related professions. It has the potential to benefit a range of professions, such as practising or prospective teachers, school management personnel, social workers, and those who have an interest in the field of, and specialised areas in, education;
  • With a flexible programme design, students are allowed to choose one concentration area while they can also take courses offered by other concentrations. The Programme also offers a choice of dissertation/ independent project or coursework only for the fulfilment of graduation requirements;
  • Class sizes are small, with ample opportunities for in-class discussion and interaction; and
  • English language is used in the full-time and part-time programmes.

Study Mode

Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years

Participating Department

Department of Education Studies

Fee

  • HK$123,750/ year (Full-time)
  • HK$61,875/ year (Part-time)

Scholarships

  • Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master’s Degree Programmes) (for part-time programme applicants)
  • International Bursary students who come from a less-developed Asian country (for full-time programme applicants)

Entrance Requirements

 

Applicants  should possess:

  • a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent; and
  • a postgraduate certificate/diploma in education or equivalent, and/or relevant professional experience working with children and adolescent
  • demonstrated language 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.

Programme Structure

 

There are 7 concentrations available in the programme. Upon entry into the programme, each student must select one specific concentration and take all core courses in that concentration together with the common core courses and elective courses. 

Enquiry

 

 

Tel: (852) 3411 7216
Fax: (852) 3411 7894

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

Master of Social Sciences in Counselling

This programme is a taught postgraduate programme deliberately designed for those working in education, social services, health services, religious services, personnel management, and others who are interested in counselling and working with people.

 

Objectives and Features

 

  • To develop students’ knowledge in understanding, analysing and researching the changing needs of people and the social cultural contexts within which these individuals develop
  • To equip students with selected counselling theories and practice skills

Study Mode

Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years

Participating Department

Department of Social Work

Fee

HK$106,000/programme (plus HK$17,100 of practicum fee)

Entrance Requirements

 

  • Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent;
  • Preferably with relevant experience of working with people in related fields;
  • Some background knowledge in psychology, human development, guidance, and/or other related courses;
  • Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose bachelor’s/master’s degrees are obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency (Details)
  • Appropriately qualified applicants will be interviewed to ensure their motivation and suitability for pursing training in counselling.

Programme Structure

 

This programme consists of two specialsations, namely youth counselling and mental health counselling, and students are required to choose one specialisation only. In order to graduate, students must complete a total of 30 units. 

 

Counselling Core Courses 12 units
Specialization courses 9 units
Elective course 3 units
Practicum 6 units
  30 units

Enquiry

 

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5561
Fax: (852) 3411 7145

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

Master of Social Sciences in Social Work

This programme is designed for Bachelor's degree graduates who would like to pursue a recognised social work qualification (RSW) at a Master's degree level. The programme aims at preparing students for reflective professional practice in social work. To develop competent professionals who are critical, reflective and capable of generic social work practice and competent to face the challenges confronting social work in the changing society. To educate graduate students to achieve the academic and professional qualification that is considered eligible for registration as Registered Social Workers in Hong Kong on the basis of a recognised social work degree.

 

Objectives and Features

 

Upon graduation, the graduates can:

  • Assess changing social needs and societal context and practice in line with the values and the ethical principles of social work;
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate theory and practice, acquire new theories and innovative practice, and show a commitment to life-long learning and professional development;
  • Critically evaluate professional activities and service programmes and advocate for appropriate welfare and service reforms;
  • Be sensitive to and reflective of the power, diversity and social justice in social issues, social work practice and social policy; and
  • Transfer social work knowledge and skills in one's own profession other than social work.

Duration

2 years

Study Mode

Full-time / Part-time

Participating Department

Department of Social Work

Fee

  • Full-time: HK$129,000 / programme (plus HK$67,000 for 2 fieldwork placements);
  • Part-time: HK$117,000 / programme (plus HK$67,000 for 2 fieldwork placements)

Entrance Requirements

 

  • Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, or a qualification deemed to be equivalent.
  • Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees are obtained from institutions with non-English teaching medium. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:
    • IELTS: overall band score of 6.0; or
    • TOEFL: 74 (Internet-based); or
    • an equivalent score on a comparable test.
  • Priority will be given to applicants with RSW qualification (registered on the basis of a recognised social work diploma) or with social sciences background at undergraduate level.
  • Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview.

Programme Structure

 

 Social Work Courses   21 units
 Elective Course 3 units
 Integrative Tutorials   3 units
Fieldwork Placements   10 units
  37 units

Enquiry

 

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5577

Fax: (852) 3411 7145

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

Master of Social Sciences in Sport and Leisure Management

The programme provides opportunities for students to take a reflective and interdisciplinary approach to the planning, provision, and management of sport and leisure. 

 

Objectives and Features

 

  • To advance students' understanding of the planning and provision of sport and leisure from a life-span perspective, including the provision of inclusive programmes;
  • To advance students' skills and knowledge in the management of sport and leisure;
  • To enable students to become reflective and critical practitioners who are able to assess and respond to changing needs of a society; and
  • To enhance students' competence in reading and carrying out independent research

Duration

Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years

Participating Department

Department of Sport, Physical Education & Health

Fee

HK$120,000 / programme

Entrance Requirements

 

  • Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.
  • Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose first degree is obtained from institutions with non-English teaching medium. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:
    • IELTS: overall band score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 6.0 for writing section and 5.5 for other sections; or
    • TOEFL: 74 (Internet-based) with a minimum score of 21 for writing section; or
    • an equivalent qualification
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have related majors (e.g. physical education, sport/exercise science, sport/recreation/leisure management) or relevant work experiences.

Programme Structure

 

Students are expected to complete 9 courses (27 credit units).

 

Core Courses

 

Management Skills and Communications

3 units

Research Methods

3 units

Elective Courses

Foundation in Sport and Leisure Management

3 units

Management of Human Resources

3 units

Planning and Developing Sport and Leisure Facilities

3 units

Marketing of Sport and Leisure Services

3 units

Financial Management

3 units

Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Sport and Leisure

3 units

Health Promotion

3 units

Development and Management of Sport and Leisure Services for Different Target Groups

3 units

Event Management

3 units

Independent Project

3 units

Enquiry

 

 

Tel: (852) 3411 3107

Fax: (852) 3411 3357

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

Master of Social Work

This programme is designed for those who have received undergraduate training in social work and wish to advance their knowledge and skills in general, particularly with respect to youth work or mental health practice. The programme, with its structure kept intact, has been continuously strengthened with new academic input and ongoing introduction of new courses addressing rising challenges confronted by social work practitioners and users in the field, such as substance abuse, abusive intimate relations among young people, and domestic violence and tragedies involving people with mental illness.

 

Objectives and Features

 

Anchored in our firm conviction based on the principles of adult education, we assume that our students are independent and responsible adults with a strong motivation to improve their professional competency. Professional competency demands:

  • a repertoire of professional knowledge, understanding and skills which can be applied in a range of social contexts;
  • a high level of awareness of existing issues and problem in the environment; and
  • consciousness of the limitations of existing knowledge and compartmentalization of micro and macro approaches in prevailing processional practice.

Study Mode

Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years

Participating Department

Department of Social Work

Fee

HK$100,300/programme

Entrance Requirements

 

  • A Bachelor's degree in Social Work from a recognised university or equivalent; and
  • Preferably with 2 years of work experience in the field of social work or equivalent.

Programme Structure

 

In order to graduate, students must successfully complete a programme of study of 30 units.

 

Integrative Courses 12 units
Concentration Courses 9 units
Elective Courses  9 units
  30 units

Enquiry

 

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5562
Fax: (852) 3411 7145

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Full-time)

It provides a professional training of teaching in local schools, helping students to develop their knowledge, abilities, personal qualities and philosophies that enable them to adequately assume their roles in the profession.

 

Objectives and Features

 

  • To develop in student 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 functional knowledge which informs educational practice. Functional knowledge of 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.

Duration

1 year

Study Mode

Full-time

Participating Department

Department of Education Studies

Fee

  • Local student: HK$42,100
  • Non-local students: HK$ 140,000

Entrance Requirements

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent; and
  • Demonstrated language proficiency in Chinese and English* as recognised by the Department.

 

Note: 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:

IELTS : overall band score of 6.5 or equivalent

  • For applicants applying for non-English specialising subjects:

IELTS : overall band score of 6.0 or equivalent

Programme Structure

 

Students are required to complete a total number of 32 units consisting of eight core courses (18 units) and one elective course (2 units). Students must also satisfactorily complete the Integrated Practicum (12 units) to be taken in one year of full-time study. The Integrated Practicum includes the teaching of a specialising subject* (8 units), School Experience (0 unit) and Supervised Teaching Practice (4 units).

 

Core Courses

18 units

Psychological Foundations of Teaching & Learning

2 units

Teacher Self-Development

2 units

Social Foundations of Education

2 units

Philosophical Foundations of Education

2 units

Foundations of Information Technology in Education

2 units

Inclusive Education

2 units

Curriculum & Assessment

3 units

Classroom Management & Communication

3 units

Elective Course

2 units

Integrated Practicum

12 units

Subject Teaching I

4 units

Subject Teaching II

4 units

School Experience

0 units

Supervised Teaching Practice

4 units

Total

32 units

Enquiry

 

 

Tel: (852) 3411 7216
Fax: (852) 3411 7894

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Part-time)

It provides a professional training of teaching in local schools, helping students to develop their knowledge, abilities, personal qualities and philosophies that enable them to adequately assume their roles in the profession.

 

Objectives and Features

 

  • Traditional Stream
    • To develop in student personal qualities which support their 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 functional knowledge which informs educational practice. Functional knowledge 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 professionalization of teaching, educational management, organization and policy.

 

  • Subject Teaching and Subject Knowledge (STSK) Stream
    • To develop in student expertise in subject knowledge and pedagogical skills pertaining to a specializing school subject which is not the major subject in their university study. The pedagogical skills include effective strategies for the planning, conducting and evaluating of teaching of this specializing subject; and
    • To enhance teacher 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.

Duration

2 years

Study Mode

Part-time

Participating Department

Department of Education Studies

Fee

  • Local student: HK$42,100
  • Non-local students: HK$ 140,000

Entrance Requirements

 

  • Traditional Stream
    • a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent;
    • a full-time local school teacher status; and
    • proficiency in reading and writing of both Chinese and English as recognised by the Department.

 

  • Subject Teaching and Subject Knowledge (STSK) Stream
    • a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university or equivalent;
    • a postgraduate certificate/diploma in education or equivalent in a subject other than the specialising subject of the chosen stream; and
    • a full-time school teacher status.

 

Note: 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:

IELTS: overall band score of 6.5 or equivalent

 

    • For applicants applying for non-English specialising subjects:

IELTS: overall band score of 6.0 or equivalent

Programme Structure

 

  • Traditional Stream

 

Upon admitted, students are required to complete a total number of 26 units consisting of six core courses (20 units) and one elective course (2 units). Students must also satisfactorily complete the Supervised Teaching Practice Assessment (4 units).

 

Core Course

20 Units

Subject Teaching I

3 Units

Subject Teaching II

3 Units

Classroom Management and Communication

3 Units

Education Foundations

4 Units

Curriculum and Assessment

3 Units

Professional Teacher Development

4 Units

Elective Course

2 Units

Supervised Teaching Practice Assessment

4 Units

Total

26 Units

 

 

  • Subject Teaching and Subject Knowledge (STSK) Stream

 

Upon admitted, they are required to complete a total number of 28 units that consists of a pedagogical specialised subject (6 units) with supervised teaching practice assessment (4 units), and subject knowledge (18 units).

 

Specialising Subject

Subject Teaching & STPA
(10 units)

Subject Knowledge
(Total 18 units; 3 units each)

English*

  • Subject Teaching
  • Supervised Teaching Practice Assessment
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Lexis, Morphology and Semantics
  • Grammar for Teaching
  • Written and Spoken Discourse
  • Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics in English Language Teaching
  • Literature and Language Arts

Mathematics

  • Subject Teaching
  • Supervised Teaching Practice Assessment
  • Foundational Mathematics
  • Development in Mathematical Thinking
  • Understanding Number Theory
  • Mathematics in Action – Applications of Contemporary Mathematics
  • Geometries in Perspective
  • Statistics and Society

Physical Education

  • Subject Teaching
  • Supervised Teaching Practice Assessment
  • Scientific Foundations of Physical Education in Schools
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Foundations of Physical Education in Schools
  • Independent Inquiry Study in Physical Education

(2 out of 3 of the above)

 

  • Athletics & Swimming in Schools
  • Dances & Gymnastics in Schools
  • Ball Games in Schools
  • Racket Games in Schools
  • Outdoor Pursuit and Tai Chi in Schools
  • Fundamental Movement & Fitness Training in Schools

(4 out of 6 of the above)

Enquiry

 

 

Tel: (852) 3411 7216
Fax: (852) 3411 7894

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

Diploma in Education (2+3)

It provides a professional training of teaching in local schools, helping students to develop knowledge, abilities, personal qualities and philosophies thus enabling them to adequately assume effective roles within the teaching profession.

 

Objectives and Features

 

 

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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
  • Knowledge essential for effective functioning within the profession and the wider school context. This knowledge encompasses issues in the professionalisation of teaching, educational management, organisation and policy.

Duration

3 years

Study Mode

Full-time

Participating Department

Department of Education Studies

Fee

HK$42,100

Entrance Requirements 

  • Satisfactory completion of the first two years of the undergraduate major concerned; and
  • Demonstrated language proficiency in Chinese and English as recognised by the Department.

Programme Structure

 

The Programme consists of 32 units to be taken within the last three years of students’ five-year studies. Students have to take eight core courses (18 units), one elective course (2 units) and the Integrated Practicum (12 units), that includes Subject Instruction I & II (8 units), School Experience (0 unit) and Supervised Teaching Practice (4 units). The following study schedule shows the distribution of education (ED) and undergraduate major (UM) courses in the last three years of a student enrolled in the Programme.

 

Third Year Fourth Year Fifth Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

1st Semester

2nd Semester

1st Semester

2nd Semester

2 Units (ED)

2 Units (ED)

2 Units (ED)

2 Units (ED)

(including SE and Supervised Teaching Practice I)

2 Units (ED)

(including Supervised Teaching Practice II)

2 Units (ED)

15-18 Units (UM)

15-18 Units (UM) 12-15 Units (UM) 12-15 Units (UM)
   

Undergraduate Honour Project

(Students would need to consult with their undergraduate major department to arrange the study schedule of their Honours Project.)

 

 

Core Courses 18 units

Psychological Foundations of Teaching & Learning

2 units

Teacher Self-Development

2 units

Social Foundations of Education

2 units

Philosophical Foundations of Education

2 units

Foundations of Information Technology in Education

2 units

Inclusive Education

2 units

Curriculum & Assessment

3 units

Classroom Management & Communication

3 units

Elective Course

2 units

Integrated Practicum

12 units

Subject Teaching I

4 units

Subject Teaching II

4 units

School Experience

0 units

Supervised Teaching Practice

4 units

Total

32 units

Enquiry

 

 

Tel: (852) 3411 7216
Fax: (852) 3411 7894

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

 

Doctor of Education

The programme aims to enable professionals in the field of education or related disciplines to contribute to their professional practices from an informed and robust research perspective.

 

Objectives and Features

 

The aims of the programme are to equip students with the ability to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of their chosen focus area in education or related disciplines;
  • comprehend current research paradigms and the nature of research enquiry in education or related disciplines;
  • critically evaluate research and practice in their own professional area;
  • conduct independent research of an original and robust nature; and
  • contribute to the development of knowledge and practice in their area of professional endeavour.

Duration

Full-time: 3 years / Part-time: 4 years

Participating Department

Department of Education Studies

Fee

HK$264,000

Entrance Requirements

 

Applicants should:

  • possess a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree; or a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours; and
  • demonstrate a record of at least 4 years of professional experience in the education sector or other relevant sectors as deemed appropriate 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:

  • An overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS or equivalent

Programme Structure

 

The programme structure consists of two major components: coursework and thesis. The coursework component comprises four core courses on methodologies, one core course on reflective practice, two advanced content courses and one elective course.

Enquiry

 

 

Tel: (852) 3411 7216
Fax: (852) 3411 7894

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

Inter-disciplinary Programmes
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Master of Arts in Global Society

The programme is a one-year full-time master programme co-offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies. Through this programme, students could build up knowledge in the areas of education, international studies, history, sport & recreation management, social work and sociology. It offers 5 concentrations:

  • Global Urban System;
  • Global Cultures;
  • Global Environmental Health;
  • Global Social Development; and
  • Global Political Economy.

 

 

Objectives and Features

The programme emphasizes nurturing students’ ability to integrate various social sciences theories and methodology and put them into practice. Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to explore globalisation and related issues from inter-disciplinary and multi-faceted perspectives. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in professional placement and study trips to enrich their learning experience outside the classroom.

Duration

Full-time: 1 year

Participating Departments

Faculty of Social Sciences & David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies

Fee

HK$140,000

Entrance Requirements

Applicants should possess:

  • a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) from a recognised university or comparable institution; or a qualification deemed to be equivalent.
  • Satisfy at least one of the following requirements on English Language Proficiency (for applicants whose first degree was obtained from non-English-medium institutions):
    • IELTS: Overall Band at 6.5; or
    • TOEFL: 79 (Internet-based); or
    • CET-6 (College English Test Band 6): 480

Programme Structure

The programme requires the completion of 4 programme core courses, 3 concentration core courses in one from five concentrations and 2 elective courses. Each course carries 3 credit units.

Enquiry

 

Tel: (852) 3411 7273
Fax: (852) 3411 7128

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

 

Master of Public Administration

The programme is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time taught postgraduate programme offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and School of Business with support from the School of Communication, HKBU, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing and the Pace University, New York.

 

Objectives and Features

 

Programme Aims

 

The Programme is designed to accomplish the following objectives:

  • To provide students with a solid foundation in public administration, such as in the Mainland and also from a comparative and global perspective;
  • To illustrate the relation to law, ethics and other aspects of the public affairs;
  • To develop students’ ability in the management of human resources, finance, sport and public amenities;
  • To enable students to become reflective and critical administrators with the ability to assess and respond to the changing needs of the society.

 

Programme Features

 

A balanced approach that includes a China's theme

  • Collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and HKBU ensures that there will be global aspects and a focus on China's public administration.

High level of expertise

  • Expertise is drawn from 3 institutions (HKBU, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Pace University) and 3 Faculties at HKBU to teach the Programme. Overseas scholars and prominent public policy-makers may be invited to give guest lectures.

Independent research experience

  • Project training under individual supervision to provide students with an independent research experience that is useful for both career development and further studies.

Easily adaptable study schedule

  • Students are expected to study two courses per semester only. Normally, there are two weekday evening classes per week.

Academic Prize

  • Academic prizes will be available to final year students based on good academic performance.

Duration

Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years

Participating Departments

Major departments involved in the Programme at HKBU are listed below.

 

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Department of Education Studies
    • Department of Geography
    • Department of Government & International Studies
    • Department of History
    • Department of Sport, Physical Education & Health
    • Department of Social Work
    • Department of Sociology

 

  • School of Business
    • Department of Accountancy and Law
    • Department of Finance and Decision Sciences
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Management
    • Department of Marketing

 

  • School of Communication

 

  • Master of Arts in Global Society (David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies)

Fee

  • Full-time: HK$140,000
  • Part-time: HK$70,000/year

Entrance Requirements

 

Applicants should:

  • possess a Bachelor's degree (in any discipline) from a recognised university or comparable institution; or a qualification deemed to be equivalent.
  • Satisfy at least one of the following requirements on English Language Proficiency (for applicants whose first degree was obtained from non-English-medium institutions):
      • IELTS (Academic): Overall Band at 6.5; or
      • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based); 79 (Internet-based); or
      • CET-6 (College English Test Band 6): 450

* English Language Proficiency Test result should be attained within 2 years from the date of application.

* Applicants who cannot submit all the required supporting documents (i.e. IELTS result) will not be arranged an interview at the moment.

Programme Structure

 

The MPA Programme is a one year full-time or two-year part-time taught master's programme leading to the Master of Public Administration degree. Students will normally graduate in two years. In order to graduate, students must complete a total of 30 units (i.e. 10 courses) in which 21 units from core courses and 9 units from elective courses.

 

  • Core Courses (21 units)
    • COMM7510  Public Administration and the Media: 3 units
    • ECON 7080  Economics of Public Policy*: 3 units
    • FIN7070  Finance and Accounting for the Public Sector*: 3 units
    • MGNT7080  Managing People in the Public Sector: 3 units
    • POLS7030  Globalisation and World Trade Organisation: 3 units
    • POLS7040  Law and Public Affairs: 3 units
    • POLS7050  Public Administration: 3 units
    • POLS7060  Research Methods for Public Administration Practitioners: 3 units

 

  • Elective Courses (9 units) 
    • ECON 7080  Economics of Public Policy*: 3 units
    • FIN7070  Finance and Accounting for the Public Sector*: 3 units
    • PE 7010  Programme & Event Planning & Management: 3 units
    • POLS7020  E-Government: 3 units
    • POLS7070  Project: 3 units
    • POLS 7080  Fieldwork learning in China Public Administration: 3 units

 

* Students must select EITHER Finance and Accounting for the Public Sector OR Economics of Public Policy as core course. The remaining one may be chosen as elective course.

 

  • Electives* provided by Master of Arts in Global Society (MAGS)
    • Concepts, Theories and Institutions of Global Studies: 3 units
    • Debating Global Society: 3 units
    • Globalizations: 3 units
    • Research Methods for Global Studies: 3 units
    • Socio-cultural Context of Human Development: 3 units
    • Public Health: 3 units
    • Current Issues of European Integration: 3 units
    • Urban Cultural Landscape: 3 units
    • Environmental Contaminants and Health Risk Assessment: 3 units
    • Topic Studies in Cultural History: Global Health and Human Society: 3 units
    • Global Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures: 3 units
    • Contemporary China and Globalization: 3 units
    • World Order Issues: 3 units
    • International Political Economy: 3 units
    • Public Affairs and Public Policy: 3 units
    • Theories of International Relations: 3 units
    • Topics in Asian Politics: 3 units
    • Health Promotion: 3 units
    • Health Inequalities in a Global Context: 3 units
    • Global Civil Society: 3 units
    • Global Cultural Industries: 3 units
    • Global Urban Systems: 3 units
    • Independent Project on Global Society: 3 units
    • Medicine, Society & Culture: Public Health Perspectives: 3 units

*The courses offered will be subjected to the schedule of MAGS.

Enquiry

 

 

Tel: (852) 3411 8096

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

Master of Social Sciences (Contemporary China Studies)

The programme is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time multidisciplinary postgraduate degree programme under Faculty of Social Science in HKBU since 2003.

 

Objectives and Features

 

  • To provide students with a critical understanding of contemporary China from political, historical, economic, geographical and sociological perspectives;
  • To sharpen students' awareness of the complex relationships of historical, economic, geographical, political and sociological factors in China through a multi-disciplinary approach; and
  • To enhance students' sensitivity to various transformations which will shape the future relation between Hong Kong, the rest of China, and the World.

Duration

Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years

Participating Departments

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Department of Geography 
  • Department of Government & International Studies
  • Department of History
  • Department of Sociology

 

School of Business

  •   Department of Economics

Fee

  • Full-time: HK$107,800
  • Part-time: HK$53,900/year

Entrance Requirements

 

Applicants:

  • should hold a bachelor’s degree, or qualification of equivalent standard from another university or comparable institution; and
  • should have a degree from a university in Hong Kong or an English speaking country (must be in English Medium of Instruction); or submit one of the following original score reports/certificates for assessment:
    • TOEFL: minimum score 79 (Internet-based);
    • IELTS (Academic): Band 6.5 or above;
    • CET-6: 450 or above
  • will be given preference with a background in social sciences and/or humanities; and
  • if short-listed, may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Programme Structure

 

Core course 3 units
Major Concentration Elective courses 9 units
Other Elective courses 15 units
  27 units

Enquiry

 

 

Tel: (852) 3411 6639
Fax: (852) 3411 5727

 

Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

 

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/

 

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