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Master of Science (MSc) in Drug Discovery (Modernization of Chinese Medicine)



Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee HK$135,000/programme

Cut Off Date 03 May 2022

Year of Entry 2022 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date16 Nov 2021

Application DeadlineFull-time: 1 Apr 2022 
Part-time: 3 May 2022 

Programme DirectorProf ZHANG Ge 

Programme Office (852) 3411 2909 / (852) 3411 5520  

Selection Process
  1. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
  2. Short-listed applicants may be interviewed by the Programme Board if necessary.
  3. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.

The programme aims to provide students with cutting-edge interdisciplinary knowledge needed for current and future research and development of Chinese medicine. Through the learning of courses and participation in relevant practical learning activities, the students will master the advanced knowledge of artificial intelligence and drug design, drug analysis and pharmacokinetics, design of clinical trials, and clinical translation strategies of innovative drugs. The students will acquire the knowledge and skills to combine the traditional mindset of Chinese medicine with modern technology, thereby to provide solutions in various aspects of drug discovery in Chinese medicine.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 30 units
Compulsory Courses 27 units
Dissertation* 3 units

* Students can take either Dissertation or one elective course (Formulation Theories and Practices of Chinese Medicinal Formulae).

For those who have not previously studied Chinese Medicine or Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine, they must take an additional course, Overview on Chinese Medicine and Chinese Materia Medica (中醫藥學概論), as supplement. The academic results of the supplementary course obtained by the students will be recorded in the student transcript (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) without GPA grading. An additional course fee will be charged to those who are required to take the course as supplementary study.


Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

  1. A bachelor of Chinese Medicine, Pharmacy or Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine degree; or
  2. A non-Chinese Medicine degree, but with qualifications equivalent to the above, e.g. applicants with a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Bioengineering or Information Science, etc.; or
  3. Pharmacists or registered Chinese Medicine practitioners of Hong Kong holding a bachelor’s degree.

Applicants who are RCMPs but without a bachelor’s degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. They may be required to pass an assessment conducted by the Programme Management Committee.

Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants must have:

  1. obtained a bachelor’s degree with Chinese language as the primary medium of instruction in the major courses; or
  2. obtained Level 3 or above in Chinese Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE); or
  3. obtained Grade E or above in Chinese Language and Culture in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination; or
  4. passed the Chinese language test arranged by the School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU.


  1. 以上資料僅供參考,如有更改,恕不另行通知。如有任何爭議,香港浸會大學保留最終決定權和解釋權。
  2. 獲取錄人士必須支付一筆不可退還的入學確認費,以確認接受香港浸會大學之取錄。入學確認費當中包括第一學期之學費及其他行政費用。