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What will I learn?

This programme is research-oriented. A student is required to:

  • Complete an approved programme of supervised research;
  • Present a written thesis which demonstrates an advanced level of knowledge and understanding in the candidate’s field of study and which describes and summarizes the research undertakings and findings;
  • Satisfy the Board of Examiners in an oral examination (and any other examination if deemed necessary), on matters relevant to the subject of the thesis; and
  • Comply with supervision, attendance and all coursework requirements as laid down by the respective Faculty/ School/AVA.

A student is required to complete an approved programme of supervised original research culminating in the submission of a written thesis which appropriately describes and summarizes the research undertaking and findings, and satisfies a Board of Examiners, usually in an oral examination, in matters relevant to the subject of his thesis. The course of study may also include attendance at lectures, study groups, workshops and participation in seminars, colloquia and conferences directed by the candidate's supervisor(s).

History (HIST)

African History; East Asian History; European History; Global History; Local History; Middle Eastern History; Oceania History; Southeast Asian History; North American History; Business History; Cultural History, Economic History; Ethnic History; Gender History; Intellectual History; Legal History; Military History; Natural History; Political History; Social History; Urban History; History of Children; History of Christianity; History of Customs; History of Education; History of Expatriate Communities; History of Material Cultures; History of Medicine and Diseases; History of Migration; History of Popular Religion; History of Railroads; History of Science and Knowledge; Archaeology; Colonialism; Cross-cultural Studies: Foreign Relations; Historical Anthropology; Historiography; Historical Geographic Information System; History through Art; The Enlightenment; The Maritime World.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
Government/Research Grants Funded: HK $42,100 /year; Self-funded Fees: HK $84,200 /year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor's degree for admission to a Taught Postgraduate degree programme; English Language Requirements: TOEFL - 550 (Paper-based), 79 (Internet-based); or IELTS (Academic): Overall Band at 6.5; or CET-6 (College English Test band 6): 450.

For international students

Applicants seeking admission to the MPhil degree programme should possess:

  1. a bachelor’s degree with honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
  2. a qualification deemed to be equivalent; and shall, if required, satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination.

Normally, only first and second class honours graduates will be considered to have met the admissions criterion under paragraph (1). Graduates with third class honours degrees, with a period of relevant work experience and satisfactory results in the qualifying examination may also be considered.

An applicant seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain a minimum score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at 550(PBT)/79(IBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at 6.5.

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

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