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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Asian and International Studies

Hongkong

What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This programme will provide advanced training in situational knowledge, independent capacity for research, collection of data (including through fieldwork techniques), the latest qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and writing skills necessary for the successful publication of research findings. It will offer students opportunities to acquire scholarly competence in the areas of governance, public and social policy, public management, applied ethics, regional/international studies, personal and social services, and related issues in the behavioural sciences.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

1. demonstrate advanced knowledge about major issues, be they political, economic, social, psychological and international, that are relevant to the student’s research

2. demonstrate independent scholarly competencies in research design, methodological and analytical techniques and sophisticated theorizing

3. generate competitive grant proposals, seminar and conference papers, journal submissions and monographs

4. analyze real world policy issues with theoretical and empirical research resulting in a significant discovery.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Students who already hold a master’s degree normally take 3 years / 4 years; and students with a bachelor’s degree but without a master’s degree usually take 4 years.)

Tuition fees
Government-funded Fees: HK $3,508 per month; Self-funded Fees: HK $7,016 per month
Start date

Expected January, September 2023

Venue

City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for admission to Doctor of Philosophy must: be a current MPhil student in the University who seeks transfer to PhD candidature; or hold a higher degree by research (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or hold a taught Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or hold a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing (IELTS); or Other equivalent qualifications.

For international students

Applicants seeking admission to a research degree programme should satisfy the following minimum entrance requirements:

  • be a current MPhil student in the University who seeks transfer to PhD candidature; or
  • hold a higher degree by research (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.

Equivalent qualifications mentioned above include relevant professional qualifications or other scholarly achievements recognised by the University.

Applicants from an institution where the language of teaching is not English should satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirements specified by both the University and individual Colleges and Schools.

  • a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test), with a minimum of 15 for Reading, 15 for Listening, 17 for Writing, and 18 for Speaking; or
  • a minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6 for each of the sub-categories including Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking TOEFL Paper-based test (before October 2017) and Paper-delivered test (after October 2017) will not be accepted as there is no Speaking component..

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

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