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Conventional Research Postgraduate Programmes

The University offers Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and 3-year and 4-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes. The programmes focus on research work and the award of the degree mainly depends on the assessment of the thesis. Candidates will conduct research work under the supervision of at least one member of the University’s teaching staff. In addition to the long-established one-to-one mentorship system of supervision, a coursework component has been introduced that aims to provide research training to assist the MPhil and 4-year PhD students to complete their studies within their study period.

Joint PhD Programmes

As a research-led university with a global outlook that aims to excel in research and research postgraduate education, the University has in recent years enhanced its research collaborations with leading international higher education institutions. One such form of collaboration is to offer Joint PhD Degree programmes - a growing global trend - in partnership with other world-class institutions. Currently, the University offers Joint PhD Degree programmes with King’s College London (KCL) and Imperial College London (ICL).

Each student enrolled in the programme will be registered as a PhD student with both institutions, and will have co-supervisors, at least one from each relevant unit / Faculty of both institutions. The student is required to spend the equivalent of 50% of the study period at each institution, and will be conferred a PhD degree jointly awarded by HKU and the partner institution upon successful completion of the programme. For more information, please click here.

Joint Educational Placement for PhD

HKU and the University of Toronto (UofT) offers PhD programme developed jointly by the relevant academic units / Faculties of both institutions under a Joint Educational Placement arrangement. Each student enrolled in the programme will be registered as a PhD student with both institutions, and will have co-supervisors, at least one from each relevant unit / Faculty of both institutions. The student is required to spend the equivalent of 50% of the study period at each institution, and will be conferred a single doctoral degree from the lead institution upon successful completion of the programme. The transcript will have a note on it stating that “the degree is awarded as a single degree under a Joint Placement arrangement with the [Collaborator Institution]”. For more information, please click here.

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