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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide advanced training for PhD and MPhil students in the area of policy and administration. It aims to help students pursue academic achievements in social research and develop independent and critical thinking capability, mastery of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and writing skills necessary for the successful publication of research findings. It will offer students opportunities to acquire scholarly competence in conducting research on public management, policy studies, politics and international affairs, China studies, applied ethics, urban and housing studies, environmental policy, and other related issues in the social sciences.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

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

1. Discover new knowledge by identifying and critically evaluating the relevant literature in the topic areas selected
2. Analyze real-world policy issues with theoretical and empirical research
3. Develop independent scholarly competencies in research design, methodological, and analytical techniques and sophisticated theorizing
4. Generate competitive grant proposals, seminar and conference papers, journal submissions and monographs

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

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 2022

Venue

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 TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test), with a minimum of 15 for Reading, 15 for Listening, 17 for Writing, and 18 for Speaking; or
  • a minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6 for each of the sub-categories including Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking TOEFL Paper-based test (before October 2017) and Paper-delivered test (after October 2017) will not be accepted as there is no Speaking component..

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

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