General Information
Committed to promoting innovative research and preparing students for historical professional career, the graduate programme in history offers interdisciplinary training with a strong focus on Hong Kong history and modern China. The core fields draw on the expertise of substantial segments of the faculty and provide significant opportunities for innovative graduate learning. The small-size and flexibility of our seminars also offer bountiful chances of one-to-one consultation with supervisor. Meanwhile, the Department of History is active in organizing public lectures, conference and other academic activities. All these facilitate admitted students to develop their own creative, self-tailored programmes of graduate study. 
The MPhil/PhD programmes in History provide:
  • In-depth training in Chinese culture and history with a congenial campus atmosphere;
  • Analytical framework on modern China with emphasis on its external relations in culture and economic.
  • Thorough knowledge in Hong Kong history. 
In addition to the general MPhil/PhD admission requirements, applicants must also satisfy the programme-specific entrance requirements as follows:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s and/or a Master’s degree in relevant disciplines for MPhil in History
  • Possess a Master’s degree in relevant disciplines for PhD in History;
  • Have substantial training in history

Online Application

Click here to access the online application.

1. Please prepare the following supporting documents for upload in order to complete your application form:
     - A recent, color, passport-size photo (i.e., approximately 40mm (Width) x 50 mm (Height) and show full frontal face with clear facial features.)
     - A copy of your HKID Card or other identification document
     - Copies of certificates of academic/professional qualifications
     - A research proposal
     - A sample of writings (except MPhil / PhD in Psychology)
2. Applicants are required to pay an application fee of HK$200 by Credit Card (Visa or Master card) via the online payment system (a link will be sent to your email once the application form is submitted).
3. Official transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate studies should be directly sent to the Graduate School in a sealed envelope from the issuing universities.
4. Confidential recommendations from each of your two academic referees should be sealed by the referees and posted directly to the University within 2 weeks from the date of submission of your application.
5. An official score report of IELTS on English proficiency should be directly sent by examination bodies. IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date.
6. Applicants from the Mainland have to register for online authentication from the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) to verify their bachelor degree.
7. Incomplete application will NOT be considered.
8. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview by email one month after the closing of application.
9. If your application is unsuccessful, the form and all the supporting documents will be destroyed 8 weeks after the application deadline.

For enquiries

Tel: (852) 28067307

Contact Us

Head of Department: Prof. HE Qiliang

Programme Specific Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2806 7307
Fax: (852) 2806 8044
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