The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy Programs in Life Science

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Course Information

Registration period
4 Aug 2022 (Thu) - 3 Aug 2024 (Sat)
Price
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Course Level
Study Mode
Duration
2 Year(s)
Language
English
Location
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Course Overview

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Program aims to train qualified students by providing research training in major areas of life science. It enables students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience required for research. A candidate for an MPhil degree is expected to demonstrate knowledge in the discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making a contribution to the field.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who are capable of the design, initiation and execution of original research, who can independently conduct advanced research projects, who possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science and an in-depth knowledge of specialized areas, and who can also contribute original knowledge to the field of life sciences by publishing their findings in peer-reviewed international journals.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. General Admission Requirements of the University
Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification;

Applicants seeking admission to a doctoral degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree with a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution; or presented evidence of satisfactory work at the postgraduate level on a full-time basis for at least one year, or on a part-time basis for at least two years.

2. English Language Admission Requirements
Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:

TOEFL-iBT: 80*

TOEFL-pBT: 550

TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)

IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5

* refers to the total score in one single attempt


Applicants are not required to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

their first language is English, or

they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

To qualify for admission, applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Admission is selective and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

 

 

On successful completion of the MPhil program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sound knowledge in both board and advanced aspects of life science;
  2. Acquire the skill(s) and experience(s) in conducting research;
  3. Analyze and interpret research results/data effectively;
  4. Synthesize knowledge of life science to formulate solutions of academic, research, experimental ,or technical problems;
  5. Communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and presentation;
  6. Work independently and collaborate effectively in teams and partnerships to accomplish laboratory-based or problem-based tasks;
  7. Exhibit professional awareness and vigilance in upholding ethical conduct in science and technology; and
  8. Draw on scientific knowledge in developing a principled worldview and apply this to persuading and influencing others through informed discussion of the impact of science, both as a force for progress and as an agent of harm.

 

On successful completion of the PhD program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Examine and apply knowledge of modern life science and in-depth knowledge of specialized areas in Life Science;
  2. Design, initiate and execute original scientific research independently;
  3. Apply and develop proper approaches to address scientific problems and make a contribution to the knowledge of the field;
  4. Evaluate experimental data by applying scientific methods to reach a critical analysis, draw appropriate conclusions, and offer sound arguments to justify a position;
  5. Communicate effectively (written and verbal) the research output to both specialists and peers in their field as well as to a lay audience;
  6. Work independently and collaborate effectively in teams and partnerships to accomplish laboratory-based or problem-based tasks;
  7. Exhibit professional awareness and vigilance in upholding ethical conduct in science and technology; and
  8. Draw on scientific knowledge in developing a principled worldview and apply this to persuading and influencing others through informed discussion of the impact of science, both as a force for progress and as an agent of harm.
 

 

 

What You’ll Learn

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of the MPhil program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sound knowledge in both board and advanced aspects of life science;
  2. Acquire the skill(s) and experience(s) in conducting research;
  3. Analyze and interpret research results/data effectively;
  4. Synthesize knowledge of life science to formulate solutions of academic, research, experimental ,or technical problems;
  5. Communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and presentation;
  6. Work independently and collaborate effectively in teams and partnerships to accomplish laboratory-based or problem-based tasks;
  7. Exhibit professional awareness and vigilance in upholding ethical conduct in science and technology; and
  8. Draw on scientific knowledge in developing a principled worldview and apply this to persuading and influencing others through informed discussion of the impact of science, both as a force for progress and as an agent of harm.

On successful completion of the PhD program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Examine and apply knowledge of modern life science and in-depth knowledge of specialized areas in Life Science;
  2. Design, initiate and execute original scientific research independently;
  3. Apply and develop proper approaches to address scientific problems and make a contribution to the knowledge of the field;
  4. Evaluate experimental data by applying scientific methods to reach a critical analysis, draw appropriate conclusions, and offer sound arguments to justify a position;
  5. Communicate effectively (written and verbal) the research output to both specialists and peers in their field as well as to a lay audience;
  6. Work independently and collaborate effectively in teams and partnerships to accomplish laboratory-based or problem-based tasks;
  7. Exhibit professional awareness and vigilance in upholding ethical conduct in science and technology; and
  8. Draw on scientific knowledge in developing a principled worldview and apply this to persuading and influencing others through informed discussion of the impact of science, both as a force for progress and as an agent of harm.


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