Research Postgraduate Programmes

Introduction

The School offers full-time and part-time postgraduate studies leading to MPhil and PhD degrees and also part-time Master of Chinese Medicine (MCM) and Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Chinese Medicine (MPS(CM)) degrees. Students can select areas of study and research based on their interests. The main part of the MPhil and PhD programmes involves conducting an independent research in both applied and basic Chinese medicine and pharmacy in Chinese medicine. Students are expected to present and defense a thesis at the end of the programme.

Please refer to the Academic Registry and Graduate School for details on application and admission procedures of postgraduate research studies.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Sciences/Chinese Medicine/ Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine

The mission of the PhD programme is to produce independent medical and health care researchers in the field of Chinese medicine and pharmacy in Chinese medicine in both basic and applied sciences. We particularly encourage students with deep understanding in Chinese medicine or pharmacy in Chinese medicine and keen interest in research to join the programme. We expect graduates to be the new generation of medical scientists who will lead the evidence-based Chinese medicine research, and eventually translate scientific findings from the bench to clinical application and drug development.

In fulfilling the programme requirements, students are required to conduct thesis research under the supervision of a principal supervisor and co-supervisor(s). The thesis shall develop original contribution to knowledge in the given discipline and suitable for publication. In addition, students are required to attend and present seminars, and to fulfill approved course work. In the final stage of the programme, students are required to submit thesis to the Graduate School through the SCM, and subsequently to present and defend it.

Specific programme requirements:

  • Admission Requirement
    • An applicant must be the first/co-first/corresponding/co-corresponding author of at least ONE article which has been published/accepted for publication in a journal with an impact factor of 1.0 or above.
  • Coursework
    • Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 units of taught courses (including three units of mandatory common core courses) recommended by the Principal Supervisor, and achieve a minimum GPA score of 2.67. Students are required to complete a mandatory common core programme in the first year of their studies.
  • Presentation
    • Students are required to make presentation of work at one or more academic seminars/conferences annually within the normal study period.
  • Attendance of Academic Seminar/Conference (applicable to students commencing studies on or after 1 June 2014)
    • Students are required to attend at least one regional/international academic conference during their normal study period to learn advanced knowledge of, cultivate sustained interest in and be exposed to new areas of research in their field of specialization for graduation.
  • Publication Requirement (applicable to students commencing studies on or after 1 June 2014)
    • An PhD student must be the first/co-first/corresponding/co-corresponding author of at least TWO articles which have been published/accepted for publication in a journal or journals with a total impact factor of 6.0 or above, or he/she must be the first/co-first/corresponding/co-corresponding author of at least one article which has been published/accepted for publication in a journal with an impact factor of 9.0 or above for graduation.
  • Oral Defense
    • Students are required to make a presentation and oral defense of the PhD thesis.

For more information please refer to:

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Biomedical Sciences / Chinese Medicine / Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine

The aim of the MPhil degree programme is to train students to conduct research in biomedical sciences, preferably in areas closely related to Chinese medicine and pharmacy in Chinese medicine. In fulfill the degree requirements, students are required to attend and present in seminars on their thesis work. Students are also required to take approved course work. In the final stage of the programme, students are required to submit thesis to the Graduate School through the SCM, and subsequently to present and defend it.

Specific programme requirements:

  • Coursework
    • Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 units of taught courses (including three units of mandatory common core courses) recommended by the Principal Supervisor, and achieve a minimum GPA score of 2.67. Students are required to complete a mandatory common core programme in the first year of their studies.

  • Presentation
    • Students are required to make presentation of work at one or more academic seminars/conferences annually within the normal study period.

  • Attendance of Academic Seminar/Conference (applicable to students commencing studies on or after 1 June 2014)
    • Students are required to attend at least one regional/international academic conference during their normal study period to learn advanced knowledge of, cultivate sustained interest in and be exposed to new areas of research in their field of specialization for graduation.

  • Publication Requirement (applicable to students commencing studies on or after 1 June 2014)
    • An MPhil student is required to publish at least ONE article which has been published/accepted for publication in a journal with a total impact factor of 1.0 or above in the capacity of first/co-first/corresponding/co-corresponding author for graduation.

  • Oral Defense
    • Students are required to make a presentation and oral defense of the MPhil thesis.

For other programme requirements please refer to the Graduate School for more detailed information.

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