Research Postgraduate Programmes
Research Postgraduate Programmes are a combination of coursework and independent research leading to the MPhil or the PhD degree. Research postgraduate students are required to take coursework, complete an approved programme of supervised research, present the findings of their research in a thesis or dissertation, and pass the oral examination of the written thesis.
In addition to the regular research degree programmes offered by our seven Faculties/Schools (or the Academy of Visual Arts), students who are interested in pursuing a PhD at HKBU may also consider applying for the annual Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme and HKBU (Haimen) IST Dual PhD Programmes.
Admission Requirements and Procedures
Applicants are required to provide their transcripts, referees’ recommendations, proof of English language ability, where relevant, and research proposal. At times, applicants may be required to conduct a small-scale research and present the preliminary findings to demonstrate their research ability and language skills.
The Faculty/School/Academy, in approving the application, takes into account a number of factors, including:
Academic excellence (i.e. GPA, professional qualifications, awards, scholarships, etc.)
Research ability and potential (i.e. quality of the research proposal, the feasibility to carry out the research and the potential and value of the research to the department)
Cultural diversity (i.e. whether the student would contribute to the diversify of the learning environment)
Leadership ability and societal responsibility (i.e. proven experience in professional and/or extracurricular activities and good sense of societal responsibility)
Communication and interpersonal skills (i.e. ability to articulate and express ideas and concepts in English both verbally and in written form)
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