PhD

Biology and Chemistry

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 8.99 k / Year(s) Deadline: Dec 6, 2024
126 place StudyQA ranking:1399 Duration:4 years

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This programme aims to train and produce graduates with an understanding of advanced developments and highly marketable specialist skills in the disciplines of biology, chemistry and environmental science, and to meet local and regional requirements in the industrial, commercial, government or education sectors. 

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

  • develop intellectual competence necessary to successful academic and professional work; 
  • contribute to the generation and development of knowledge in their respective fields through independent, original, and innovative research; 
  • demonstrate specialist subject knowledge and a high level of transferrable skills with an emphasis on discovery-based element. 
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Qualifying/Annual Report Submission

Students are required to submit qualifying report and annual report in compliance to the regulations or guidelines as set by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). Such regulations and guidelines are accessible via the guidebook located at SGS website.

Thesis

A PhD thesis, in addition to the above, should make a substantial original contribution to knowledge in the subject area concerned.

Requirements

  • Be a current MPhil student in the University who seeks transfer to PhD candidature; or
  • Hold a higher degree by research (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • Hold a taught Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised 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. The University’s minimum English proficiency requirement for research degree programmes is 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computerbased test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR an overall band score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Equivalent qualifications are also acceptable. 
  • Official certificates and transcripts of academic qualifications (Certificates and transcripts that are not in English should be accompanied by a formal certified translation in English.) [Applicants who obtained degrees from institutions that gave degree classification and/or grade point average but are not shown in the certificate or transcript are required to also send copies of any other official documents that indicate their formal degree classification or grade point average.]
  • Certificates of professional qualifications, if applicable (Certificates that are not in English should be accompanied by a formal certified translation in English.) 
  • (In support of the applicant’s publication record, if applicable) the front page of the papers (for papers that have been published) or the letter of acceptance (for papers that have been accepted for publication). [Applicants to the School of Law must also submit a self-assessment (of not more than 400 words) of their publications together with full copies of their best three publications. Where any publication so submitted is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by an abstract in English.]
  • Nominate two academic referees who can comment on their academic performances (proposed supervisor and persons from non-academic circles are normally not acceptable as academic referees). 
  • A non-refundable application fee of HK$200 will be charged for each online application. Settlement of the application fee shall be made via online credit card payment.

Scholarships

  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
  • Postgraduate Studentship
  • Research Tuition Scholarship
  • Conference Grant
  • Research Activities Fund
  • Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarships
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