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B.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong


Course info


Cell and molecular biology (CMB) is an interdisciplinary field that represents the frontiers of biology and medicine. Advances in cellular imaging and multi-omics sequencing techniques have shifted the focus of modern biology towards understanding the functions of genes at the molecular, cellular and organismic levels. Launched in 2008, the Cell and Molecular Biology programme (CMBI) offers an integrated curriculum that provides students a solid knowledge base in areas such as stem cell biology, cancer biology and molecular genetics. CMBI students receive intensive laboratory training and develop core skills in analytical thinking and scientific communication, all with the goal of preparing them to undertake future research-related works in CMB and beyond


  • An integrated programme of study covering cutting-edge research topics in cell and molecular biology on top of a solid knowledge base in life sciences
  • Capstone courses conducted in small classes or through one-on-one teaching
  • Intensive project-based laboratory research training
  • Communication and logical reasoning skills essential for a successful career

Areas of focus

  • Research methods and Scientific communication
  • Stem Cell Biology, Cell Biology of Cancer and Neuronal System
  • Genomics, Transcriptomics & Metabolomics
  • Contemporary topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Biology
  • Fundamentals in Biochemistry and Genetics
  • Independent research opportunities in Cell and Molecular Biology

Career Prospects

  • Postgraduate research studies (59%)
  • Business Sector (16%)
  • Research & Medical Sector (10%)
  • Government Sector (9%)
  • Teaching (4%)
  • Others (2%)

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study B.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

HK$145,000.00 (13,68,510) per year


02 Sep, 06 Jan


The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirement for international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.