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What will I learn?

The programme is research-oriented. It will involve a prescribed series of investigations and students should inform themselves in depth about the fields of knowledge relevant to the topic of their projects.

Fields of Specialization

Topics in Medicine and Therapeutics include cardiology, clinical immunology, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, gastroenterology and hepatology, geriatrics, infectious disease, molecular and pharmacogenetic epidemiology, neurology, nephrology, respiratory medicine, rheumatology, toxicology and clinical research methodology.

Topics in Clinical Oncology include basic science of cancer research and biostatistics, tumor markers, cancer epigenetics, cancer genetics, molecular cytogenetics, immunotherapy, virology and cancer clinical trials.

Topics in Paediatrics include general paediatrics, neonatal paediatrics and children’s blood diseases and cancers, asthma, allergy, and immunology; obesity, growth and nutrition; diabetes and thyroid disorders; heart and lung diseases including sleep related disorder; paediatric infectious diseases including neonatal infection; blood stem cell and bone marrow transplant, heart and brain tissue regeneration; skin diseases; child health and risk factors for disease; traditional Chinese medicine.

Topics in Psychiatry include epidemiology, psychogeriatrics, dementia research, suicide, mood disorders, eating disorders, cross-cultural and women mental health issues, psychopharmacology, rehabilitation and community studies, clinical and psychosocial aspects of child psychiatry and epidemiological aspects of sleep medicine, genetic studies in psychiatrics disorders and dementia.

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 Honours 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; or
  • obtained the degrees of MBChB, or equivalent, or under special circumstances, the degree of Bachelor, for admission to programmes of the Faculty of Medicine.

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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