Programme Code   : A1M085
Study Mode   : One-year Full-time
Programme Leader   : Dr. Ling Man Ho Alpha
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Leaflet   : English / 繁體中文 / 簡體中文
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Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes)

EDB has launched a “Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes)” for the 2019/20 academic year. Full-time serving teachers in local schools who will apply for this master’s degree programme (programme code: C2M007) in the following school year are eligible for the scholarship. For details or enquiries, please contact EDB in direct or visit its website




The programme emphasises Mathematics subject knowledge, innovative pedagogical practices and flexible teaching environments. It is designed for Mathematics teachers who are looking for an opportunity to further their mathematical knowledge and to apply such knowledge to the learning and teaching of mathematics in the school settings. It aims to enable the participants to become competent mathematics teachers and enhance their upward mobility in the teaching career.


This programme aims to:
(1) Broaden students' knowledge in Mathematics;
(2) Help students realize how to teach Mathematics in schools from an advanced mathematical point of view;
(3) Expose students to different classroom environments and innovative pedagogical practices in Mathematics;
(4) Cultivate synergy between subject knowledge and pedagogy in Mathematics; and
(5) Foster students' critical thinking to enable them to become reflective practitioners.


The programme comprises 24 credit points (cps). Students normally take one year (Full-time) to complete the programme. They need to attend an average of four classes per week which may be held in the daytime/evening on weekdays and/or Saturdays at the Tai Po Campus, Tseung Kwan O Study Centre and/or Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre as decided by the University.


The programme comprises 24 credit points (cps). Each course is worth 3 cps.

Mathematical Studies 12 cps
Core Courses - Algebra and Number Theory  
  - Foundations of Geometry  
  - Probability and Statistics  
Choose one from the following electives#
Elective Courses - Calculus and Mathematical Modelling#  
  - Combinatorics and Graph Theory#  
Pedagogy in Mathematics 12 cps
Core Courses - Instructional Design in Mathematics  
  - Technology for Mathematics Teaching: an Inquiry Approach  
  - History and Pedagogy of Mathematics  
Choose one from the following electives@
Elective Courses - Mathematical Thinking and Assessment@  
  - Data Mining and STEM Education@  


The medium of instruction is English supplemented with Chinese.


Credit Transfer may be granted for courses completed successfully at the University previously or another accredited tertiary institution. The exact study duration and number of credit points to be transferred will depend on the qualifications of individual applicants. The total number of credit points transferred cannot exceed 50% of the total number of credit points (i.e. not exceed 12 cps) of the programme. Applications will only be considered on a case-by-case basis, preferably within the first two weeks of each semester in each academic year.


This programme is offered on a self-financed basis. The tuition fee is HK$128,400 for the whole programme, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.


The minimum entrance requirements for this programme:

(1) A recognized Bachelor’s degree, preferably in subject areas other than Mathematics.
(2) Possessing at least Grade E in Hong Kong AS-level for any Mathematics-related subjects or Level 4 for HKDSE Core Mathematics, or an equivalent qualification in Mathematics *
(3) Applicant whose Bachelor’s degree is obtained from a non-English speaking institution should normally fulfill one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:
a. IELTS 6.0; or
b. Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or a TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); or
c. Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of 430 or above and the test result should be valid within two years); or
d. Other equivalent qualifications.

* Applicant who had studied some Mathematics (or Mathematics related) courses in the undergraduates or former Colleges of Education may also be considered.


Any aspect of the course (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, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.