Keen interest in CityU’s postgraduate programmes

Karen Cheng

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The Graduate Studies Information Day held on 10 January attracted many prospective students interested in the numerous postgraduate programmes offered by City University of Hong Kong (CityU).


Visitors were evidently keen to learn more about the programmes, attending exhibitions held by academic departments and talks in which programme leaders and professors explained course details, such as content and admission requirements.


Continuing with the theme “Knowledge Hub for Professionals”, this was the third annual Information Day organised by the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies.


Professor Roderick Wong Sue-Cheun, Vice-President (Research and Technology) and Dean of Graduate Studies, said responses to the Information Day were encouraging.


“We have been pleased with the admission results since we began organising Information Day. It has proven effective in promoting our programmes to prospective students,” Professor Wong said.


He said more people were interested in attaining a higher qualification either in their own field or in another discipline to increase their competitiveness, and there was strong demand for CityU’s postgraduate programmes.


Postgraduate education at CityU emphasises both practicality and professionalism, Professor Wong said, adding the University would constantly renew its programmes to keep abreast of the latest developments in society.


To cater to the diverse and growing demands for further study, CityU offers some 60 taught postgraduate programmes tailor-made for different professional needs. This, together with research programmes and professional doctorate programmes, provides more than 3,000 places to aspiring students for the 2009-10 academic year.


In addition to existing highly popular programmes on offer, two new taught postgraduate programmes will also be launched in the coming year in response to societal needs. They are the Master of Social Sciences in Applied Psychology with the Department of Applied Social Studies, and the Master of Science in Marketing with the Department of Marketing.


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