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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Summary

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. The minimum requirement for students in the PhD programme will be two seminars a year. 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 before graduation.

Clinical management of microbial infections has been complicated by the emergence of novel infectious agents and antibiotic resistance. To meet new challenges on a variety of infection-related issues, the Department of Microbiology adopts a multi-pronged approach to address the increasing health care needs of the society. First, education and training of medical, nursing, research and other types of health care personnel is our pivotal role, with an objective of equipping them with the essential knowledge and skills required to tackle both conventional and new problems concerning bacterial, viral and fungal infections.

Fields of Specialization

  • Topics in Microbiology
  • Topics in Virology
  • Topics in Molecular Biology and Immunology

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

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology.

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 (3,97,340) per year

From

02 Sep, 06 Jan

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirement 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.

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