Master of Science in
Health Sciences & Management


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.

Award Title
Master of Science in Health Sciences and Management
Mode of Attendance
Combined mode*, Self-financing
Normal Study Period
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
Maximum Study Period
  • Full-time: 2.5 year
  • Part-time: 5 years
Medium of Instruction & Assessment
Class Schedule
Evening classes on weekdays (usually from 7:00 pm to 9:50 pm)
Daytime classes on Saturdays
Tuition Fee
Please refer to SGS webpage

* 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

Postgraduate Catalogue

Graduate destinations

Career Prospects

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

Insurance/Consultancy Companies

  • 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
What to learn
Make an application


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.

Application Period

Applications for 2023 entry will start in mid-November 2022. Please visit SGS website to obtain more information about the application process.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the applicants’ undergraduate qualifications and, if necessary, the interview results.

Fellowships Scheme

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.

Contact Us

Programme Leader: Prof. Mingliang He
Deputy Programme Leader: Dr Xi Yao

For application enquiries, please contact SGS at
For visa matters, please contact Global Engagement Office (GEO) at

31 October 2022