MPhil-PhD in Nursing Program By The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree PhD
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(USD) 32429-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

MPhil-PhD in Nursing

Programme Information

MPhil Stream
The normative study period is 2 years for full-time students and 3 years for part-time students. Besides course requirements, an MPhil student is also required to submit a thesis on empirical research work. The student must also attend an oral examination to present his/her work to the thesis committee.
PhD Stream
The normative study period is 4 years for full-time students (or 3 years for those with an approved Research Master’s Degree) and 64 months for part-time students (or 48 months for those with an approved Research Master's Degree). All students will be admitted to the pre-candidacy stage. Besides course requirements, they have to pass the candidacy requirements to progress to the post-candidacy stage. The candidacy requirements include passing a written examination and preparing a thesis proposal. In order to obtain the PhD degree, a student (post-candidacy) must submit a doctoral thesis on original research work, and also attend an oral examination to present his/her research to the thesis committee.
Fields of Specialization

  • Cancer and Palliative Care
  • Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Stroke Care
  • Ageing, Behavioural and Mental Wellness

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 would need to attend an interview (if necessary); and
MPhil Stream
submit a written statement of research interest with a brief outline of a research proposal (600 words in English)
PhD Stream
submit an outline research proposal with justification for the chosen area of research interest (1,000 words in English)

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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