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What will I learn?

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We aim at training personnel who are interested in joining the emerging industry in genomics, bioinformatics and personalized medicine.

We enable secondary school teachers to conduct bioinformatics research projects in their career.

Workshops and hands-on experience in genomics and bioinformatics will be provided by international experts.

The Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), one of the biggest genome centres in the world, will provide strong support for the training and research projects in these programmes.

Overview

Target Participants

These two taught programmes are suitable for researchers, teachers and employees in biotechnology industry who wish to equip themselves with knowledge and skills in genomics and bioinformatics for their interests and career development.

Topics

  • Programming
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Bio-computing
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology
  • Genome Informatics
  • Research Methodology

Mode of Teaching

Lectures, Interactive Tutorials, Seminars, Projects, and Workshops

RECOGNITION

Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics is a quotable qualification approved by the Medical Council of Hong Kong.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$110,000.00 (11,12,797) 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:

  1. graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  2. 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
  3. 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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