Research Postgraduate Studies
Hong Kong universities offer a wide range of research postgraduate programmes in both Science and Humanities. Students are encouraged to conduct research under the guidance and supervision of world-class scholars in a liberal environment. Ongoing support from the government and other organisations enables students to benefit from learning and development in advanced teaching and research facilities. Hong Kong’s dynamic research culture continues to attract young researchers to study here.
Research postgraduate programmes require students to focus primarily on their research work, but they may also include some taught components. At the end of their studies, students must submit a thesis/dissertation based on their research and defend their work in an oral examination conducted before an examination panel.
Based on the required level of depth and breadth in the research subject, students are admitted to Master’s and doctoral programmes. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are the two main types of degrees awarded for research postgraduate studies.
Sharing Research Postgraduate Courses
(Cross-institutional Course/Subject Enrolment Scheme for Research Postgraduate Students)
In addition to offering courses to their own students, Hong Kong universities collaborate and share research postgraduate courses among students from participating institutions. This scheme enables postgraduate students in Hong Kong to benefit from broader exposure and the expertise of sister institutions in Hong Kong.
Detailed information on this collaboration scheme is available on the websites of participating universities.