Current Students: Research Postgraduate Programmes
According to the University's regulations,
- the degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is awarded to a candidate who, on the successful completion of formal coursework requirements, and on the completion of an approved scheme of research, presents a successful thesis representing the result of the research which displays some originality and which demonstrate a sound understanding of the field of study and appropriate research methods;
- the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded to a candidate who satisfactory completes the prescribed coursework (for 4-year PhD only) and presents a successful thesis representing the result of the candidate's research which should be an original contribution to knowledge and worthy of publication.
The Faculty requires all MPhil and PhD candidates to undertake an oral examination in matters relevant to the subject of the thesis as part of the thesis examination.
To ensure the successful completion of your studies, it is important that you observe the University's requirements and deadlines for different stages of your candidature, from registration, course enrolment, confirmation, to thesis examination.
- Faculty Handbook for Research Postgraduate Students
- MPhil and PhD Degree Regulations and Procedures
- The Graduate School Website
- The Graduate School Handbook
- Academic Support and Admission Sections, The Registry
Confirmation of Candidature
- Guidelines on "detailed scheme of research"
- Guidelines on obtaining ethical approval of research involving human participants
Research Postgraduate Courses
- Coursework Requirement
- Course Selection Procedures
- Graduate School Courses
- Departmental Courses
- Departmental Courses Opening to All RPg Students in the Faculty (2016/17)
Awards and Prizes
- Louis Cha Postgraduate Research Fellowship
- Arts Faculty Grants for Joint PhD Programmes
- Prizes and Awards for Outstanding Theses
Temporarily Bound Theses
- Compulsory Plagiarism Check via 'Turnitin' on Theses
- Preparing Abstracts of Theses
Final Bound Theses
- The Libraries’ Website on Electronic Theses and Dissertations
- Binding Specifications for Theses/Dissertations Submitted for H.K.U. Higher Degrees
- Application for Extension of Candidature
- Application for Concurrent Registration
According to the General Regulation G6, concurrent registration by a student for another post-secondary qualification either at this University or at another institution is prohibited, unless approval of the Senate has been obtained in advance. A breach of this regulation in Hong Kong or elsewhere may result in discontinuation of studies at this University. If you would like to apply for concurrent registration, please complete the application form and return it to your School/Centre office.
Note: Some departments may have more stringent requirements and procedures for their research students. You should check with your supervisor and your department office where necessary to make sure you are on the right track.