MPhil-PhD in Otorhinolaryngology and Communication Sciences (Subject to University Approval) Program By The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) |Top Universities
The programme is research oriented and offers comprehensive training and supervision to students who aim to be a researcher in the discipline. Students will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to complete their research and thesis in one of the fields of specialization in ENT, Speech Therapy and Communication Sciences.
MPhil Stream
MPhil students are required to complete 4 compulsory courses and at least 2 elective courses with a total of 12 units lecture courses. Students must also take course in thesis research every term throughout their studies. In addition to the courses requirements, each MPhil student is also required to submit a thesis based on his/her research and pass the oral examination for graduation.
PhD Stream
PhD students are required to complete 4 compulsory courses and at least 2 elective courses with a total of 12 units lecture courses during the pre-candidacy stage. Students must also take course in thesis research every term throughout their studies. Each PhD student is required to submit a thesis proposal and pass the candidacy examination within the maximum period of pre-candidacy stage for the advancement to post-candidacy stage.
PhD Students (post-candidacy) must submit a doctoral thesis on original research work and pass an oral examination for graduation.

Fields of Specialization
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Surgically Implantable Hearing Devices
  • Laser Applications in the Medical Field
  • Neurotology
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Diseases of the Head and Neck
  • Communication Disorders
  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
  • Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Professional Issues in Speech Language Pathology
  • Audiology
  • Neurosciences related to the Speech and Hearing System

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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