This Health Sciences and Management major aims to nurture students to embark on professional, educational, scientific or technical career after graduation. We provide a rigorous, broad-spectrum curriculum combined with specialization in major fields of biology such as cancer biology, nanobiotechnology, neurobiology and ecology. The programme presents an in-depth study of modern biology, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics and cellular molecular biology. It provides a thorough understanding of how science is done with state-of-the-art equipment in laboratory for students interested in research and other science-based careers.
- Full-time: 1 year
- Part-time: 2 years
- Full-time: 2.5 year
- Part-time: 5 years
Daytime classes on Saturdays
* Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12–18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.
Programme Aims & Intended Learning Outcomes
The programme prepares its graduates for a range of careers in the large and interdisciplinary healthcare and management field. Graduates may work in different health services organizations or non-profit making groups, private insurance companies, public health or administration, hospitals, schools or government agencies.
Upon graduation, graduates can work in various areas, such as:
Family Health Services
- Health Services Specialist
- Operation Manager – Health/Clinic Services
- Specialist/Executive/Manager posts, including child health, woman health, maternal health and public health
- Health/Medical Insurance Consultants
- Case Management Specialist
- Marketing Sales / Executive / Assistant Manager / Manager (Healthcare & Pharmaceutical / Health Policy Servicing)
- Manager, Product Development & Management (Health Care Products)
Education and Research
- Professionals/lecturers in universities
- Investigators in universities and non-profit research institutes
- Scientists/researchers in pharmaceutical and biotechnology R&D industries
Government and Others
- Family Health Service
- Centre for Health Protection
- Department of Health
- Community Health Centres
Students are required to complete 30 credit units for graduation from this master’s degree programme. It is organised as an interdisciplinary programme among Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Department of Management Sciences (MS), and Department of System Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM).
Applicants must satisfy the University’s general entrance requirements and the following programme-specific entrance requirements:
- Possess a recognised undergraduate degree in Biology/Medicine/Veterinary Sciences/Bioengineering or a related discipline;
- Preference will be given to individuals who have completed a holistic undergraduate education with knowledge covering statistics, cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, pathology, infectious diseases, pharmacology, food engineering, patient care, medicine, animal science, and/or business; and
- Additional attention will be paid to students, who have little training in health related area to ensure that they can follow the progress of the programme.
Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfil the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
- a score of 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (Internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)@#; or
- an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)@; or
- a score of 450 in band 6 of the Chinese mainland’s College English Test; or
- other equivalent qualifications.
@ TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years. Applicants are required to provide their English test results obtained within the two years preceding the commencement of the University's application period.
# Applicants are required to arrange for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send their TOEFL results directly to the University. The TOEFL institution code for CityU is 3401.
Interested applicants can apply for admission directly through the SGS website.
Applications for 2023 entry will start in mid-November 2022. Please visit SGS website to obtain more information about the application process.
Selection will be based on the applicants’ undergraduate qualifications and, if necessary, the interview results.
Fellowship awards are available for local students admitted to this programme under the Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme supported by the HKSAR Government. This programme in the priority area of
Health is one of the targeted programmes listed under the Fellowships Scheme with 3 fellowship awards. Local students admitted to the programme in full-time, part-time or combined study mode will be invited to submit applications for the Fellowships.
31 October 2022