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


Study Period

Study Period Full-time Part-time
MPhil 2 years 4 years
PhD (students with a bachelor's or a master's degree) 4 years 8 years

Programme Information

Programme & Course Catalogue

Curriculum Information Record (CIR) – MPhil

Curriculum Information Record (CIR) – PhD

List of Core Courses and Electives


Departmental Student Handbook 2018/2019

Guidebook for Research Degree Studies

Class Schedule

Daytime on weekdays

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.

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 fulfilment of coursework requirements of 14 credit units for PhD and 7 credit units for MPhil.

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

Useful Links

Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Website

Important Notes on Coursework Plan and Course Registration

SGS Forms

8 April 2019