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What will I learn?

The programme comprises coursework, seminars and research. Students are required to attend and participate in seminars/workshops of the School, as well as those of relevant topics offered by other departments as deemed appropriate by the supervisors. They also have to present seminars summarizing research work performed. A total of at least 30 units with a written thesis are required for graduation. The 30 units should be taken from the following sections:

Units

  • Coursework: 6
  • Seminars/Special Studies: 4
  • Research for Thesis: 20
  • Total: 30

Fields of Specialization

  • Pharmacological, biological, and biochemical studies of Chinese medicines
  • Evidence based and clinical studies of Chinese medicine
  • Clinical and experimental studies of acupuncture
  • Basic theory & literature research in Chinese medicine
  • R&D of Chinese medicinal products for health
  • Phytochemistry & quality control of Chinese medicines

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.

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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