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What will I learn?

The mission of the PhD programme is to produce independent medical and health care researchers in the field of Chinese Medicine. We particularly encourage students with deep understanding in Chinese medicine or pharmacy in Chinese medicine and keen interest in research to join the programme. We expect graduates to be the new generation of medical scientists who will lead the evidence-based Chinese medicine research, and eventually translate scientific findings from the bench to clinical application and drug development.

In fulfilling the programme requirements, students are required to conduct thesis research under the supervision of a principal supervisor and co-supervisor(s). The thesis shall develop original contribution to knowledge in the given discipline and suitable for publication. In addition, students are required to attend and present seminars, and to fulfill approved course work. In the final stage of the programme, students are required to submit thesis to the Graduate School through the SCM, and subsequently to present and defend it.

This programme is research-oriented. A student is required to:

  • Complete an approved programme of supervised research;
  • Present a written thesis which demonstrates an advanced level of knowledge and understanding in the candidate’s field of study and which describes and summarizes the research undertakings and findings;
  • Satisfy the Board of Examiners in an oral examination (and any other examination if deemed necessary), on matters relevant to the subject of the thesis; and
  • Comply with supervision, attendance and all coursework requirements as laid down by the respective Faculty/ School/AVA.

School of Chinese Medicine

Biomedical Sciences / Chinese Medicine / Translational Medicine / Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine

  • Cancer and Inflammation Research
  • Translational Medicine in Bone and Joint Diseases
  • Clinical Research in Integrative Chinese Medicine
  • Translational and Clinical Research in Parkinson’s Diseases and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Development of Preventive and Therapeutic Approaches for Renal Diseases
  • Authentication, Standardization and Quality Assurance of Chinese Medicines
  • Integrated Bioinformedicine and Translational Science
  • Precision Medicine and Innovative Drug Discovery

Which department am I in?

School of Chinese Medicine

Study options

Full Time (36 - 48 months)

Tuition fees
Government/Research Grants Funded: HK $42,100 /year; Self-funded Fees: HK $84,200 /year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants seeking admission to the PhD degree programme should possess: a master’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution; or a bachelor’s degree with first class honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; or any other qualification deemed by the Graduate School to be acceptable for this purpose. English Language Requirements: a minimum score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at 550(PBT)/79(IBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at 6.5.

For international students

Applicants seeking admission to the PhD degree programme should possess:

  1. a master’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
  2. a bachelor’s degree with first class honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
  3. any other qualification deemed by the Graduate School to be acceptable for this purpose.

Candidates under paragraph (2) should have evidence of research achievement/experience. They may be admitted to the MPhil programme initially, but with a view to proceeding to the PhD programme after satisfactorily passing an assessment at the time of candidature confirmation.

Candidates under paragraph (3) may be required to take a qualifying examination. Their progress shall be reported to the Graduate School at the end of their first year of study.

An applicant seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain a minimum score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at 550(PBT)/79(IBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at 6.5.

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

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