Master of Science in Health Sciences and Management
理學碩士 (健康科學與管理)

Year of Entry


Application Deadline

Application Closed

Mode of Study


Mode of Funding


Indicative Intake Target


Minimum No. of Credits Required


Class Schedule

Evening class on Weekdays (usually from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Daytime class on Saturday

Normal Study Period

1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time / combined mode)

Maximum Study Period

2.5 year (full-time)
5 years (part-time / combined mode)

Mode of Processing

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Prof HE Mingliang
Deputy Programme Leader
General Enquiries
Programme Aims and Objectives

Programme Aims

  • To provide a professional education in the discipline of health sciences and management;

  • To upgrade existing biomedical studies’ graduates with the knowledge in health sciences;
  • To prepare students with academic knowledge to become managers and engineers of pharmaceutical companies and health related organisations, and scientists or technicians in different research areas in life sciences and health related fields.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

  • Acquire essential concepts and knowledge of advanced health sciences and management as well as across the boundaries of interdisciplinary disciplines;

  • Develop social responsibility, critical thinking, sustained interest and management skills in healthcare and management, such as ageing, chronic diseases;

  • Apply specialized knowledge to manage and/or solve problems that are critical to future growth of industry, business and social service in government-oriented and non-government organizations;

  • Manage skillfully and work effectively with people possessing diverse educational and experiential backgrounds; and

  • Apply interdisciplinary knowledge to develop abilities for the increasingly competitive and dynamically changing world market.

Entrance Requirements

General Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University's general entrance requirements and the following programme-specific entrance requirements:

  • Possess a recognized 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 the health-related area to ensure that they can follow the progress of the programme.

English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is NOT English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement^:

  • a score of 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.

In view of the recent development of COVID-19, ‘TOEFL iBT Home Edition’ and ‘IELTS Indicator’, as indicated below, are accepted as equivalent qualifications for the fulfillment of the University’s minimum English proficiency requirement for admission to TPg programmes with immediate effect for 2022/23 cohort:

  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition: a score of 79; or
  • IELTS Indicator: an overall band score of 6.5
Fellowships Scheme

Fellowship awards are available for local students admitted to this programme under the 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 may be invited to submit applications for the fellowships.

Programme Content

Students are required to complete 30 credit units for graduation from this Master of Science in Health Sciences and Management (MSHSM) programme.  MSHSM will be organized as an interdisciplinary programme among Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Department of Advanced Design and Systems Engineering (ADSE), and Department of Management Sciences (MS).

Course Description

Core Courses (15 credit units)

  • Common Diseases and Management

  • Research Ethics and Methodology

  • Frontiers in Biomedical Sciences

  • Biotherapy and Nanomedicine

  • Healthcare Management

  • Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Elective Courses (15 credit units)*

At least one course from BMS, one course from ADSE or MS:

  • Infectious Disease Management (BMS)

  • Project Study (BMS)

  • Stem Cell and Regeneration Medicine (BMS)

  • Cancer Biology and Precision Medicine (BMS)

  • Advanced Neuroscience (BMS)

  • Genomics and Bioinformatics (BMS)

  • Decision Analytics (MS)

  • Statistical Data Analysis (MS)

  • Operations Management (ADSE)

  • Engineering Management Principles and Concepts (ADSE)

  • Project Management (ADSE)

  • Managing Strategic Quality (ADSE)

*Some of the elective courses will be offered subject to sufficient enrolment or every two years.

† Combined mode: 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.