Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Energy and Environment



What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide students with the basic knowledge and skill set in the area of energy and environmental science, enabling them to discover new knowledge, develop innovative technologies and to conduct problem-focused research as an internationally successful scientist.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

1. understand and measure the influence of energy generation and consumption on the environment and the intricate relationship between energy and environment

2. conduct experiments relevant to energy and/or the environment, and to understand the experimental results

3. understand concepts and approaches to solve environmental and/or energy related problems

4. apply their acquired analytical skills in an open-minded creative way so that they can adapt to an international work environment in their later career, and to communicate and work efficiently in a team.

Which department am I in?

School of Energy and Environment

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Government-funded Fees: HK $3,508 per month; Self-funded Fees: HK $7,016 per month
Start date

Expected September 2023


City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or of an overseas institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or band 6 in the Chinese mainland's College English Test; or other equivalent qualifications

For international students

Applicants seeking admission to a research degree programme should satisfy the following minimum entrance requirements:

  • hold a relevant bachelor’s degree with first or second class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.

Equivalent qualifications mentioned above include relevant professional qualifications or other scholarly achievements recognised by the University.

Applicants from an institution where the language of teaching is not English should satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirements specified by both the University and individual Colleges and Schools.

  • a minimum total score of 550 (paper-based test); or 79 (internet-based); or 59 (revised paper-delivered test; sum of Reading, Listening and Writing section scores) in TOEFL; or
  • a minimum IELTS score of 6.5; or
  • other test scores that may be regarded as equivalent to TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test).

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


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