City University of Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Programme Catalogue – MPhil

Programme Catalogue – PhD

Curriculum Information Record (CIR) – MPhil

Curriculum Information Record (CIR) – PhD

Departmental Student Handbook

List of Core Courses and Electives

Study Period

Study Period Full-time Part-time
MPhil 2 years 4 years
PhD – Students with a master's degree 3 years / 4 years 6 years / 8 years
PhD – Students with a bachelor's degree 4 years 8 years

Cross-Institutional Course Enrolment Scheme

To enhance the opportunities for postgraduate students to access to courses and expertise at local universities in Hong Kong, students may take courses offered by the other UGC-funded tertiary institutions (CUHK, HKBU, HKIEd, HKU, HKUST, LU and PolyU) as electives through Cross-Institutional Course Enrolment Scheme. Interested students please read the details including course lists and application procedures at SGS website.

Additional Notes

1. Students are required to take a COMPULSORY one credit unit course “Teaching Students: First Steps” (SG8001).

  • Individual students with insufficient English proficiency may be required to take a one credit unit course “English for the Medium of Instruction (SG8002)” before they are allowed to enrol into SG8001.
  • The credit units earned from SG8001 and SG8002 will NOT be counted towards the coursework requirements of 14 credit units.

2. Students are NOT allowed to apply for credit transfer for core courses.

More Information

Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Website

Guidebook for Research Degree Studies

Important Notes on Coursework Plan and Course Registration

SGS Forms

5 February 2018