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Programme Information

Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Chinese History)
(Five-year Full-time)

Programme Code: JS8416


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Programme Aims

The programme aims to cultivate students with professional ethics, creativity, lively teaching abilities and a global perspective for teaching the subject of Chinese History in secondary schools.

Graduates of the programme are expected to:

  • be competent in pedagogical and curriculum development skills as well as discipline knowledge with the understanding of the contemporary significance of the Chinese historical issues;
  • possess critical thinking and analytical 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 Structure

Domain Credit Points (cps)
Major 39 cps
Education Studies 30 cps
Basic Research Methods 3 cps
Final Year Project 3 cps
Field Experience (FE) 20 cps
Electives 30 cps
General Education 22 cps
Language Enhancement 9 cps
Total: 156 cps

Note: Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.



The major courses are designed to foster students’ knowledge in Chinese History across the broadly conceived areas – Foundation of Chinese Historical Studies, History of Modern China, History of Modern Hong Kong, Topical Studies in Chinese History related to the HKDSE, Field Research and Advanced Chinese Historical Studies.

List of Chinese History Major Courses

Methodologies: Sources, Practices and Field Research
Modern Hong Kong: From Opium War to Basic Law
History of China I: From Pre-Qin to Han
History of China II: From Wei, Jin to the Five Dynasties
History of China III: From Sung to Mid-Qing
China: Reform and Revolution from Late Qing to 1949
Revolution and Modernity: History of the PRC
History of Political and Legal Systems in China
History of Religion and Society in China
Historical Geography in China
Intellectual History in China


Education Studies

Education Studies gives students the chance to study teaching and learning from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will study early childhood/school education from psychological, sociological, philosophical, pedagogical and other perspectives. Students will develop a range of skills necessary for professional practice, such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, social interaction, ethical decision making and global perspectives. Education Studies helps students appreciate the importance of professional excellence, ethical responsibility and innovation to the role of a teacher. We aim for our graduates to become beginning teachers who are caring and competent, intellectually enthusiastic, socially committed, and globally aware.

List of Pedagogy for Major Courses:

Pedagogy of Chinese History I
Pedagogy of Chinese History II



Students can freely take courses outside their majors to suit their career aspirations and interests. Here are the options for students’ choice in the Electives Domain:

  • course available in the Elective Course List and General Education
  • Second Major
  • one/two Minors
  • any combination of the above


Field Experience

Students will be accorded the valuable opportunity to experience and teach in schools. They will benefit from an early introduction to the teaching profession through the Field Experience Foundation Course. Under the guidance and support of professional tutors, they will understand the roles and expectations of a teacher and build teacher’s identity and mission in education, whilst adapting to the changing role from a student to a teacher. Students will also practice teaching in local schools, which are important sites for learning to teach and where they will interpret, generate, interact and experiment with theory. Evidence of our students’ learning will be recorded in an e-portfolio to facilitate continuous reflection and professional growth.

Field Experience arrangement

Field Experience Foundation Course
Block Practice I and FE Professional Learning Portfolio I
Block Practice II and FE Professional Learning Portfolio II

Important Note: The University will ask students of our full-time teacher education programmes (e.g. Bachelor of Education programmes) to declare whether they have been convicted of or are being prosecuted for any sex-related offence in Hong Kong or elsewhere, and to provide relevant details prior to undertaking teaching practice. Such information may be released to their placement schools. The University reserves the right not to allow these students to attend the block teaching practice. If so, they won't be able to meet the graduation requirements of the programmes.


General Education

The EdUHK’s General Education programme prepares students to be active agents of change, by broadening their intellectual horizons, helping them make connections among different areas of knowledge and between their formal studies and life outside the classroom, and strengthening their capacity for sound thinking and good judgement. It offers a varied but balanced mix of individual courses across a range of subject areas and disciplines, set within an integrated structure of (i) General Education Foundation Course, (ii) Experiential Learning, (iii) General Education Breadth Courses, and (iv) University ePortfolio with a total of 22 credit points (cps).


Language Enhancement

Students are expected to develop the ability to communicate effectively in English and Putonghua as well as Chinese. To assist them in meeting this goal, the Centre for Language in Education (CLE) will offer a comprehensive package of credit-bearing and mandatory non-credit-bearing language enhancement courses.


Final Year Project

Students will complete the final year project in the final year of study.


Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications

The programme aims to produce committed secondary school Chinese History teachers with qualified teacher status (QTS). Graduates of the Chinese History programme should also be capable of taking up non-teaching positions in editing, museum or government.


Admission Enquiries

Tel: (852) 2948 6886

Programme Enquiries

Tel: (852) 2948 7141