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Emblem of The Education University of Hong Kong
Faculty of Humanities

Bachelor of Education (Honours) (History)


  • JS8381/NJ8381S


Programme Leader


  • Study Period

  • 5-Year
  • Study Mode

  • Full Time



Programme Aims


This 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:


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



Programme Structure


Total 156 Credit Points (cps)
Education Studies30cps
General Education22cps
Field Experience20cps
Language Enhancement9cps
Final Year Project6cps


  • Programme Admission Video



Field Experience


Students will be placed in schools, which are important sites for learning to teach and where they will have the opportunity to practise, interpret, generate, and experiment with theory. Block Practice for local students will be conducted in local schools. Non-local students may conduct their Block Practice at local schools or schools outside Hong Kong, such as mainland-based schools catering to Hong Kong pupils and offering the Hong Kong curriculum (內地設立港人子弟學校). The medium of instruction for Block Practice may vary depending on the policy of the schools. Students should be able to demonstrate a proficient level of Cantonese/English/Putonghua to conduct Block Practice.


  • FE Foundation Course
  • FE and Professional Learning Portfolio I
  • FE and Professional Learning Portfolio II
  • Block Practice I
  • Block Practice II

# for Chinese Language teaching in some schools only


Career Prospects


The programme aims to produce committed secondary school History teachers who are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers in Hong Kong. The programme covers a broad range of topics, and will provide students with ample opportunities to observe History teachers, teach in the field, and evolve into competent History teachers. Graduates of the History programme should also be capable of taking up non-teaching positions in editing, journalism, or curatorship.



Employment Highlights (2022)


Employment Status


Employed and Further Studies


Employment Field








For Programme Information
Tel: (852) 2948 7964


For Admission
Tel: (852) 2948 6886

Other enquiries



Field Experience, internship, overseas trips and immersion may be affected by the pandemic situation. Appropriate alternative arrangements will be made if outbound activities are suspended. 



  • Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.
  • Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.
  • EdUHK is one of the teacher education providers in Hong Kong. Graduates of the University’s teacher education programmes are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers. As regards teacher registration, graduates should approach the Teacher Registration Team of the Education Bureau (EDB) to submit applications directly. All applications will be assessed by the EDB. which will consider, among other things, whether an applicant has been convicted of any criminal offence (including sex-related offences) in Hong Kong or elsewhere, or is involved in any ongoing criminal proceedings or investigations. For details, please browse the EDB's website.
  • Students admitted into this programme are required to visit the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and/or other parts of Mainland China. Programme may also require students to participate in other non-local learning experience for completion of the programme. While the visits are heavily subsidised, students are still required to contribute part of the estimated cost of the visits ("student contribution"), whereas personal entertainment, meals expenses, travel document fee and personal insurance costs will not be supported. The estimated cost of the visits for students admitted to the 2024/25 cohort is not available yet as it is subject to a variety of factors such as changes to the cost of the visits as a result of inflation, trip duration, traveling expenses, the exchange rate, etc. The exact amount of student contribution is thus not available.
  • Starting from the 2024/25 cohort, students admitted to the full-time Bachelor of Education and Double Degree programmes are required to fulfil the “Exit Requirements for Teachers’ Professional Conduct and Ethics”, which consists of three components: 1) Fulfilment of assessment requirements of Field Experience; 2) Satisfactory completion of two required courses related to Teachers’ Professional Conduct and Ethics; 3) Fulfilment of relevant co-curricular requirement.