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Hong Kong Baptist University


English Language & Literature and English Language Teaching (Double Degree) 英國語言文學及英語教學 (雙學位課程)


Short Description

The English Language & Literature and English Language Teaching Programme is a five-year full-time programme leading to the award of a "double degree" in English.  It is jointly offered by the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Education Studies.  Students who successfully complete the programme will hold recognised teaching status and will have satisfied the government's English proficiency requirement for professional English language teachers.  In addition, students will be equipped with knowledge skills in teaching English in both primary and secondary schools.  During their studies, students will undertake periods of school experience and supervised teaching practice.

In the English Language & Literature component, students:

- Develop independent and critical thinking;

- Broaden their mind and engage in the arts and in the expressions of humane ideals through literature and language studies;

- Appreciate significant literary works and relate them to the study of language; and

- Explore how languages work and how they are used in different contexts.

In the Education Studies component, students:

- Develop expertise in teaching English;

- Acquire knowledge of disciplines that inform educational practice;

- Develop knowledge that encompasses teacher professionalism, educational organization and management, as well as policy practices; and

- Cultivate personal qualities that support teachers’ daily work and professional development.

Career Opportunities

The programme prepares graduates for teaching and teaching-related career options. They are equipped with a range of skills that enable them to contribute effectively and flexibly to the changing needs of Hong Kong in the 21st century.



  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University are listed in the website:

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in English are listed in the website:

Note 3: The Elective Subject can be any HKDSE Category A elective subjects excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2). Some of the Programmes will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2), HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) or 
Category C subjects (Other Languages) as unspecified elective subjects. Please refer to the programme admissions requirements of individual programmes for details.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

For 2018 entry, we accept repeat results and will count the best results for meeting our entrance requirements and for the calculation of admission scores. The arrangement for 2019 entry and onwards is subject to confirmation after a review of the experience in the former exercises.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Admissions Office


Tel: 3411 2200


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 346 427 537 604 434 2348
2016 319 453 615 749 524 2660
2015 447 597 825 930 691 3490
2014 511 658 859 1062 769 3859
2013 1149 1013 964 1170 866 5162
2012 201 360 534 694 533 2322

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 35 3 0 0 0 38
2016 31 9 0 0 0 40
2015 36 3 0 0 0 39
2014 27 6 0 0 0 33
2013 29 6 0 0 0 35
2012 17 15 0 0 0 32