What will I learn?

The programme adopts a pragmatic approach to strengthen students’ knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical sciences in Chinese medicine. It aims at upgrading students’ ability to comprehend and master the theoretical knowledge of Chinese Medicine pharmacy so that their research ability and problem solving skills can be enhanced through learning of the latest research methodologies and technologies. The programme will help train a generation of modern and scientific professionals in applied Chinese Medicine pharmacy, especially in the areas of product development, quality assurance, drug safety assessment, production management and trading of Chinese medicines or/and healthcare products.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 29 units

  • Compulsory Courses 23 units
  • Dissertation 6 units

The academic results of the supplementary course obtained by the students will be recorded in the student transcript (Satisfactory/Fail) without GPA grading.

Students can take either Dissertation or two courses (Thinking Approach and Methodology of Chinese Medicine and Formulation Theories and Practices of Chinese Medicinal Formulae)

For those who have not previously studied Chinese Medicine or Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine, they must take an additional course, Overview on Chinese Medicine and Chinese Materia Medica, as supplement.

An additional course fee will be charged to those who are required to take the course as supplementary study.

Which department am I in?

School of Chinese Medicine

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (US$ 15,438) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2022

More details

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

  • A bachelor of Chinese Medicine or Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine degree; or
  • A non-Chinese Medicine degree, but with qualifications equivalent to the above, e.g. applicants with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Science or Medicine ; or
  • Pharmacists or registered Chinese Medicine practitioners of Hong Kong; or
  • Graduates of Professional Diploma of Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine or programmes of similar nature, who have more than three years of relevant working experience.

Applicants with qualifications listed in (2), (3) or (4) above may be required to pass an assessment conducted by the Programme Management Committee.

Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants must have:

  • obtained a bachelor's degree with Chinese language as the primary medium of instruction in the major courses; or
  • obtained Grade E or above in Chinese Language and Culture in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination; or
  • obtained Level 3 or above in Chinese Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE); or
  • passed the Chinese language test arranged by the School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU.

An applicant seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution 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.

Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

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

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