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Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Pharmacy

Hongkong

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What will I learn?

The M.Phil programme is a research-based degree programme, with the ultimate requirement being the submission of a thesis. In addition, students are expected to complete coursework components, as specified by the supervisor(s), with the approval of the Graduate Panel. The coursework components will provide essential research knowledge and skills pertaining to the candidates’ research projects. Regular research seminars will be scheduled throughout the two-year curriculum. Minimum requirements are for each candidate to present two research seminars per year.

Fields of Specialization

The thesis submitted has to contain report of an independent research investigation in one of the following areas of interest that has direct relevance to the science and practice of Pharmacy:

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Pharmaceutics (Physical Pharmacy, Biopharmaceutics / Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Technology)
    • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • Drug Delivery and Targeting
    • Pharmacogenetics / Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacy Practice
    • Pharmacoeconomics
    • Clinical Pharmacy

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 (4,38,907) per year
Start date

Expected September 2023

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

Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or related discipline (e.g. biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacology, etc.), preferably with honours at Second Upper Division or above, or equivalent.

Applicants must also 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 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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