Universities in Hong Kong keep abreast of international best practices in postgraduate studies and continuously develop and implement policies to attract high quality candidates from around the world to come to Hong Kong for their postgraduate education.
There are two main types of postgraduate programmes—research postgraduate programmes and taught postgraduate programmes. Potential candidates should consider their career goals and study plans to identify the most suitable approach for their studies.
Research Postgraduate Studies
Research postgraduate programmes focus mainly on research work and require applicants to have good academic background and preferably solid research experience. These programmes provide students with training in research methodologies in a specific discipline and require students to be involved in research projects. Research postgraduate programmes lead to qualifications, such as Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.).
Further information can be found on the Research Postgraduate Studies page.
Taught Postgraduate Studies
In contrast, taught postgraduate programmes focus mainly on coursework and may not require students to submit a thesis for graduation. Programme structures and assessment methods vary across programmes and areas of study. Some examples of the resulting qualifications are Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), and Postgraduate Diploma (Pg.D.).
Further information can be found on the Taught Postgraduate Studies page.