Abbreviation FT / PT

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education [PGDE] programme prepares university graduates to teach in Hong Kong in sectors ranging from kindergartens to secondary schools. It offers both full-time and part-time mode of study. The full-time programme extends over one academic year and provides initial professional teacher training for students without previous teaching experience. The part-time programme extends over two academic years and provides in-service teachers with professional training and a basis for continuing professional development. The PGDE is a teacher training qualification recognised by the Education Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

Student Sharing

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (normally one year, up to a maximum of two years, with classes possibly on weekday evenings and/or Saturday)

Part Time (normally two years, up to a maximum of  four years, with classes on weekday evenings and/or Saturday)

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements

A candidate shall satisfy both the University Admissions Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:

  1. comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;
  2. hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
  3. normally be expected to have completed a substantial portion of their undergraduate studies in the major subject for which they wish to apply.

In addition:

  1. for a part-time applicant, normally be a serving teacher in Hong Kong schools with a minimum of one year of relevant teaching experience;
  2. a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the University English language requirement as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b) having: a) a score of 550 or above (paper-based test), or 80 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)#; or b) a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)#; or c) grade C or above either in the Overseas General Certificate of Education, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language; 
  3. all candidates shall satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

#For admission, only TOEFL or IELTS scores recorded in the two years before the date of application are considered.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)

Dr Arthur Lee

Tel: 3917 2544
Fax: 2858 5649