MPhil-PhD in Biology Program By The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    38
  • Degree MPhil
  • Study Level PHD
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(USD) 16222-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep
MPhil-PhD in Biology
MPhil Stream
Students are required to complete a minimum of 39 units for graduation, including a minimum of 12 units of lecture courses, 24 units of thesis research courses and 3 units of seminar courses.
For completion of the programme, students must submit a thesis based on their research and pass an oral examination. 
PhD Stream
Students must pass the candidacy examination within 24 months from first entry. 
Students entering with a research master's degree are required to complete a minimum of 65 units for graduation, including a minimum of 12 units of lecture courses, 48 units of thesis research courses and 5 units of seminar courses.
Students entering without a research master's degree are required to complete a minimum of 91 units for graduation, including a minimum of 12 units of lecture courses, 7 units of seminar courses and 72 units of thesis research courses. 
For completion of the programme, students must submit a thesis based on their research and pass an oral examination. 
Fields of Specialization
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Animal, Plant and Microbial Biotechnology
  • Physiology and Developmental Biology
  • Marine and Environmental Sciences

Tuition Fee HK$42,100 per annum regardless of the study mode
Admission Requirements
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should have a degree in Biology or related fields from a recognized university.
Applicants are advised to contact a prospective advisor to discuss their area of interest before submitting an application.

About University

Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.

Unique College System

CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system. The nine Colleges of CUHK offer a plethora of non-formal learning opportunities to complement the formal curricula.

Academic Programmes

At CUHK, a wide range of academic programmes leading to the bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties, including Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science.

Given its geographical location, traditions, and ties, CUHK enjoys special advantages in the study of Chinese language, culture, economics, among others. Different specialties in engineering (electronic, information, automation, among others.) command world-leading positions. Its Business School, Law School, and Medical School are reputable training grounds for professionals in their respective fields as well as centres of seminal research.

Research Excellence

CUHK promotes interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale. It has four research priorities, which are China StudiesTranslational BiomedicineInformation and Automation Technology and Environment and Sustainability. The University is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, genomic studies on plants for sustainable agriculture and food security, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications.

The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its establishment of five state key laboratories, past and ongoing Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent overseas research institutions. CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

Great Campus in a Great City

CUHK has the largest, most scenic and sustainably designed and maintained campus in Hong Kong, complete with modern learning facilities and cultural, sport, social and other amenities. Located in Shatin, the campus is conveniently connected with the MTR system to all parts of the city.

 

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