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The Education University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Education (Honours) (History) 歷史教育榮譽學士


Short Description

In broad terms, the BEd(HIST) programme aims to cultivate students with professional ethics and a global perspective for teaching the subject of history in secondary schools. To achieve this aim, graduates of the programme are expected to:

  • be competent in pedagogical and curriculum development skills as well as disciplinary knowledge with an emphasis on historical issues of modern times;
  • possess critical thinking skills to solve problems in a logical and creative way;
  • communicate and interact effectively with others in social and professional contexts; and
  • demonstrate global awareness with high standard of morality.



  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have taken HKDSE History / Chinese History.

Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include:
History or Chinese History*.

* In case an applicant takes both History and Chinese History, only the better subject will be given a weighted score.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Note: excluding Applied Learning Chinese


(1) "Attained with Distinction" in an Applied Learning subject (Category B) will be regarded as having met the requirement of an elective subject. "Attained with Distinction"/"Attained with Distinction (I)" are comparable to Level 3 while "Attained with Distinction (II)" is comparable to Level 4 of the Senior Secondary Subjects (Category A).

(2) "Attained" level will be regarded as a value-added factor to be considered in totality with the Student Learning Profile (SLP) for the purpose of admission.

(3) Other Language subjects (Category C) will be accepted as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

(4) For non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), the University accepts alternative qualifications in Chinese Language (only those under GCE, GCSE, IGCSE, and DSE Applied Learning Chinese (for NCS students)) for the purpose of meeting the minimum entrance requirements. For programmes which require students to have possessed a good command of Chinese including BEd(Chinese Language) and BA in Language Studies (Chinese major), waiver of the DSE Chinese Language requirement will not be granted.

(5) Mathematics Extended Part (i.e. Module 1 (M1) / Module 2 (M2)) will be counted as an elective subject for the purpose of meeting the general entrance requirements with effect from 2020/21, but cannot be used as a substitute for the Mathematics Compulsory Part. In case applicants have taken both M1 and M2, only the module with best result will be taken into consideration.

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

"Combined sittings" is allowed for HKDSE in the calculation of admission scores. If an applicant has taken the examination in a subject more than once, only the best result for that subject will be counted. No score deduction for repeated subjects.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Admission Enquiries


Tel: 2948 6886

Programme Enquiries


Tel: 2948 7215


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 336 356 406 411 326 1835
2018 350 401 438 469 335 1993
2017 322 357 468 459 415 2021
2016 342 351 481 527 416 2117
2015 529 470 542 599 488 2628

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 9 0 0 0 0 9
2018 24 3 0 0 0 27
2017 25 6 0 0 0 31
2016 24 3 0 0 0 27
2015 27 0 0 0 0 27