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What will I learn?

This programme is research-oriented. It will follow a prescribed series of investigation and students should 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 before graduation. The fields of specialization offered to students are histopathology and cellular pathology, haematology, molecular pathology, and cancer genomic research. However, topics outside the above fields would also be considered.

Fields of Specialization

  • Histopathology and Cellular Pathology
  • Haematology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Cancer Genomic Research

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (Normative period: 2 years, Maximum period: 4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$42,100.00 (4,27,672) 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 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:

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honors 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 honors degree.

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should have a Master's degree preferably 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 Kong1 or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests as indicated:

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

obtained a pass grade in English in one of the following examinations:

  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (AS Level);
  • Hong Kong Higher Level Examination;
  • CUHK Matriculation Examination;
  • General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE) Advanced Level (A-Level)/Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS-Level).

achieved Level 4 or above in the English Language subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; 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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