General Information
The MPhil/PhD programmes provide students with rigorous interdisciplinary training and guidance to conduct research on a specific topic of their interest.  Both programmes require the satisfactory completion of coursework and a thesis. 
The MPhil programme prepares students for the pursuit of a PhD or a professional career in social service, management or related fields.  The PhD programme equips students with advanced academic and research training that prepares them for an academic or research career. 
Programme Highlights:
  • Chinese Societies with a comparative perspective
  • Rigorous academic training with an interdisciplinary approach nature covering Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural and Heritage Studies, and Criminology
  • Multiple research methods to conduct research with community impact and policy implications
  • Close supervisor-student relationship, interactive teaching environment 
In addition to the general MPhil/PhD admission requirements, applicants must also satisfy the programme-specific entrance requirements as follows:
  • Possess a Bachelor's degree in Sociology with at least second-class honours in upper division for MPhil admission;
  • Possess a taught Master’s degree or an MPhil degree in Sociology or a related field with very good results for direct admission to the PhD programme.

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. CHEUNG Yuet-Wah

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