Taught Master/Doctoral Programme(s)
Master Programmes

An applicant for admission to the taught postgraduate programmes shall normally:

  • hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours from a Hong Kong University; or 
  • have obtained an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized for this purpose by the University.
  • Applicants must satisfy other programme-specific entrance requirements, if any, stipulated for individual programmes.
Applicants with entrance qualification from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
  • overall score 6.0 in IELTS with no subtest score lower than 5.5
  • score 550 (Paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) in TOEFL or
  • other equivalent qualifications acceptable to the University.
Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology
  • hold a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology or Clinical Psychology from a recognized local or overseas university; and
  • have earned a GPA of 3.3 or above, or its equivalent from the above-mentioned programme of study;and
  • be either currently registered or eligible to register with the HONG KONG Psychological Society (HKPS) as a Counselling or Clinical Psychologist.

 

Research Postgraduate Programme(s)
MPhil Programmes
  • Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honour no lower that Second Class; or 
  • Graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than B; and
  • IELTS (academic) results not lower than 6.5. Exemption from that requirement may be granted to local university graduates with a degree in English or university graduates from an English-speaking country.
PhD Programmes
  • Obtained an MPhil or a taught master's degree; or
  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with First Class honours; or 
  • enrolled in an MPhil Programme in the University and requested transfer to PhD programme; and 
  • IELTS (academic) results not lower than 6.5. Exemption from that requirement may be granted to local university graduates with a degree in English or university graduates from an English-speaking country.
Applicants with a taught master's degree shall also have graduated from a recognized university with excellent grades and good recommendations from the University. It is also highly preferable that their taught master's degree should be related to their chosen field of study in the proposed programme.
 
Applicants must satisfy other programme-specific entrance requirements, if any, stipulated by individual departments.
 
  • MPhil/ PhD in Chinese
  • MPhil/ PhD in Economics
  • MPhil/ PhD in English
  • MPhil/ PhD in History
  • MPhil/ PhD in Psychology
  • MPhil/ PhD in Sociology