School of Biomedical Sciences
生物醫學學院
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學

MPhil-PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Code: SBMSV

Qualifications for Admission

In addition to the general qualifications required for admission to the Graduate School, applicants should normally hold a bachelor's degree with honours (preferably Second Upper Honours or above) in a field related to biomedical or life sciences.

All applicants must also fulfill the "English Language Proficiency Requirement" as stipulated by the Graduate School before being considered for admission. Please refer to the "Postgraduate Prospectus" or Homepage: (http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/) for details on such requirement.

Programme

MPhil Stream

The Stream is research-oriented. Students should inform themselves in depth about the fields of knowledge relevant to the topic of their projects.

Full-time students normally take two years to fulfill all the requirements of the Stream, and the courses required are listed as below:

Coursework requirement applicable to students admitted in 2017-18 and thereafter.

First year Units
Students are required to take a minimum of 12 units including four compulsory courses (8 units) and two elective courses (4 units) and other required courses:
four compulsory courses (8 units):
SBMS6001 Advances in Biomedical Sciences 3                
SBMS6002 Advances in Biomedical Techniques and Skills 3
MEDP6002 Biostatistics (MED) 1
MEDP6003 Biostatistics (MED) 1
two elective courses (4 units) from the following four courses:
SBMS6003 Introduction to Developmental and Regenerative Biology 2
SBMS6004 Neural, Vascular, and Metabolic Biology 2
SBMS6005 Cancer Biology and Experimental Therapeutics 2
MEDP6001 Molecular Medicine 3
Other required courses:
SBMS8006 Thesis Research 12
SBMS6100 Seminar 2
Second year
SBMS8006 Thesis Research 12
SBMS6100 Seminar 2
Total: 40

 

In addition to satisfying the Stream requirements and other requirements as prescribed by the Division, each MPhil student is required to submit a thesis based on his/her research for examination and pass an oral defence of the thesis for graduation.

Fields of Specialization

  • Cancer Biology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Developmental and Regenerative Biology
  • Neural, Vascular, and Metabolic Biology

Application Procedure

Please visit the Graduate School's website (http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/) for application.

The tuition fees of 2016-2017 are as follows:

MPhil (Full-time) HK$42,100 per annum

 

PhD Stream

The Stream is research-oriented. Students should show ability to perform independent research and inform themselves in depth about the fields of knowledge relevant to the topic of their projects.

Full-time students with a research master's degree normally take three years while those without a research master's degree take four years to fulfill all the requirements of the Stream, and the courses required are listed as below:

Coursework requirement applicable to students admitted in 2017-18 and thereafter.

First Year (Pre-candidacy)a Units
Students are required to take a minimum of 12 units including four compulsory courses (8 units) and two elective courses (4 units) and other required courses:
four compulsory courses (8 units):
SBMS6001 Advanced in Biomedical Sciences 3            
SBMS6002 Advances in Biomedical Techniques and Skills 3
MEDP6002 Biostatistics (MED) 1
MEDP6003 Biostatistics (MED) 1
two elective courses (4 units) from the following four courses:  
SBMS6003 Introduction to Developmental and Regenerative Biology 2
SBMS6004 Neural, Vascular, and Metabolic Biology 2
SBMS6005 Cancer Biology and Experimental Therapeutics 2
MEDP6001 Molecular Medicine 3
Other required courses:
SBMS8006 Thesis Research 12
SBMS7100 Seminar 2
Second year
SBMS8006 Thesis Research 12
SBMS7100 Seminar 2
Third year (Post-candidacy) b
SBMS8012 Thesis Research 24
SBMS7100 Seminar 2
Fourth year c
SBMS8012 Thesis Research 24
SBMS7100 Seminar 2
Total: with a research master's degree 66
         without a research master's degree 92

 

 

a Each PhD student at the pre-candidacy stage is required to pass the candidacy examination, submit a thesis proposal and pass an oral examination of the thesis proposal for the advancement to his/her post-candidacy stage.

b In addition to satisfying the Stream requirements and other requirements as prescribed by the Division, each PhD student at the post-candidacy stage is required to submit a thesis based on his/her research for examination and pass an oral defence of the thesis for graduation.

c Students with a research master's degree are not required to take courses for the fourth year.

Fields of Specialization

  • Cancer Biology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Developmental and Regenrative Biology
  • Neural, Vascular, and Metabolic Biology

Application Procedure

Please visit the Graduate School's website (http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/) for application.

The tuition fees of 2016-2017 are as follows:

PhD (Full-time) HK$42,100 per annum