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Postgraduate Programmes in Liberal Studies
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                                     School of Arts and Social Sciences                                        

 

    ª Master of Social Sciences in Liberal Studies [MSSCLS]

    ª Postgraduate Diploma in Liberal Studies [PDLS]

    ª Postgraduate Diploma in Liberal Studies (Content and Pedagogy) [PDLS (C&P)]

    ª Postgraduate Certificate in Liberal Studies [PCLS]

 

Introduction Entry Requirements Courses in the programme

Programme regulations Progression Pathways

Other information Staff profile Enquiries

 

 

Introduction

In October 2004, the Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) of the Hong Kong SAR Government unveiled its blueprint for reforming the senior secondary and tertiary education system. The consultation paper entitled “Reforming the Academic Structure for Senior Secondary Education and Higher Education – Actions for Investing in the Future” contains recommendations that a three-year senior secondary academic system be adopted, and the curriculum framework of the senior secondary school be reformed. In the proposed framework, Liberal Studies will become one of the four core subjects alongside Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics. The subject will also be made a prerequisite for entering local universities. The EMB announced in May 2005 that the reform would be implemented in September 2009.

To respond directly to the Government’s senior secondary school reform, the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) is launching a series of interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes in Liberal Studies on the postgraduate level. In-service school teachers will find these programmes particularly useful for enhancing their subject knowledge as well as pedagogic skills in this field.

Helps you become culturally well-rounded

Liberal Studies aim to help students broaden their horizons and strengthen their analytical and communicative skills, so that they can become informed and responsible world citizens. Our programmes provide students with the opportunities to explore and integrate concepts from a broad range of disciplines, giving them an exciting and rewarding learning experience.

The disciplines available include the study of social behaviour and social psychology, contemporary and traditional Chinese and Hong Kong societies, and environmental studies.

 

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Entry Requirements

(a)

(b) 

Applicants should have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized tertiary education institution, or the equivalent.

Applicants are expected to be proficient in both Chinese and English.

 
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Courses in the programme

E880

Learning and Teaching Liberal Studies

 

EN830F

Environmental Protection in Modern Society

EN840F

Environmental Management in Practice

 

LS821F

Exploring Liberal Studies

 

LS823CF

Chinese Culture and Civilization

 

LS824F

Globalization, Society and Culture

 

LS825F

Governance and Politics of Greater China

 

LS826F

Social Change: Hong Kong and Mainland China

 

LS827F

Media, Society and Citizenship

 

LS828F

Regional Economic Integration: Hong Kong and China

 

LS829F

Western Culture and Civilization

 

LS830F

Interpersonal Relationships

 

LS831F

Group Dynamics

 

LS832F

Personal Awareness and Growth

 

LS833F

Problem-solving and Decision-making

LS888F

Research Project/ Thesis

 

PG800F

Graduate Research Writing and Methods (for Liberal Studies)

 
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Programme Regulations

•  Master of Social Sciences in Liberal Studies [MSSCLS]

•  Postgraduate Diploma in Liberal Studies [PDLS]

•  Postgraduate Diploma in Liberal Studies (Content and Pedagogy) [PDLS (C&P)]

•  Postgraduate Certificate in Liberal Studies [PCLS]

 

You can veiw the prospecuts for new students  online or request for a printed copy for reference. 

 
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Mode of Course Delivery

 Mode of study

The courses in this programme (except E880) will be delivered in a part-time, face-to-face mode and classes are to be held on weekday evenings, Saturday mornings or afternoons.

 

 Medium of instruction

The courses will be taught in English and Chinese.

 

 Assessment

Students will be evaluated by assignments, presentations and/or examinations.

 
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Progression Pathways

Progression Pathways
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Other Information

 Length of studies

PCLS

:

1 academic year (2 semesters)

PDLS :

2 academic years (4 semesters)

PDLS (C&P) :

2 academic years (4 semesters)

MSSCLS :

2 academic years (4 semesters)

Note: Students must complete any of the selected postgraduate programme within four years of first enrolling in the programme. The Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences may extend the maximum period of study in special cases.

 

 Tuition fee

PCLS

:

HK$20,300

PDLS :

HK$40,600

PDLS (C&P) : HK$40,600
MSSCLS : HK$60,900
 

 Financial assistance

Applicants may consider the following financial assistance schemes:

1.  Means-tested student loan from the OUHK (Enquiries: 2711 2100)

2.  Interest-free tuition loan (Enquiry Hotline: 2543 2223)

3.  Non-means Tested Loan Scheme from the Government ( http://www.info.gov.hk/sfaa)

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Staff Profile

 Teaching Team  
Dr. CHEUK Wai Hing
Dr. CHEUNG Wai Kwok
Mr. CHOW Pak Kiu
Professor HO Kin Chung
Dr. Charles KWONG
Dr. Raymond LAU
Dr. Garland LIU
Dr. LO Wai Chung
Dr. Percy LUI
Professor SO Wai Chor
Ms. Eileen TSANG
Dr. Michael YIP
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Enquiries

 For enquires on admission procedures, please contact:

Information Centre

Tel: 2711 2100       Fax: 2715 0760

Email:  infoctr@ic.ouhk.edu.hk

Registry

Tel: 2768 6601-3       Fax: 2761 3935

Email: regadm@ouhk.edu.hk

 

  How to Enrol  

 Application can be made online, in person or by mail.  

 For enquires about programme contents, please contact:

Dr. Charles KWONG 

Tel: 2768 5719

Email: clkwong@ouhk.edu.hk

 

 

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Modified Date: Apr 20, 2012

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