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What will I learn?

This programme is research-oriented. Students should show ability for independent work and inform themselves in depth about the fields of knowledge relevant to the topic of their projects. In addition to satisfying the programme requirements and other requirements as prescribed by the division, students will be required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.

Fields of Specialization

  • Epidemiological Research in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Clinical Research in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Postoperative Pain
  • Molecular Mechanisms in Sepsis

However, topics outside the above fields would also be considered.

Research projects:

These have depended mainly on the interests and availability of supervisors. Potential projects can be broadly classified into:

  1. Clinical and epidemiological research relating to anaesthesia, pain management or intensive care,
  2. Laboratory based research relating to the assay of anaesthetic drugs and,
  3. Projects involving animal research (dependent on grants).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (For students with a research master’s degree: Normative period - 36 months (maximum 84 months); students without a research master’s: Normative period - 48 months (maximum 84 months).)

Tuition fees
HK$42,100.00 (4,25,898) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Master's degree holder from a recognized university; or graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than 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" ; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  • a Master's degree from a recognized university; or
  • a Bachelor's degree, normally with Second Class Honors in the upper division or above, and have been registered in a course of study for a Master's degree at this University for at least one year and have demonstrated research ability; or
  • been registered in a course of study for a doctoral degree at a recognized university for at least one year, and have been approved for admission by the Graduate Council.

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should have a Master’s degree in a field related to life sciences or the degree of MBChB or equivalent.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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