The postgraduate programs of the Department emphasize training in original research, focusing on fundamental, interdisciplinary and applied areas. Among such areas with greatest potential to achieve significant results of relevance to the growth of technological industry are studies of biologically active molecules, new synthetic methods and materials, and surface chemistry. The Department has modern well equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art instrumentation, glassware, chemicals and other items required for all research activities as covered by the above areas. Research postgraduate students also have access to instrumentation shared with other Departments within the University. Opportunity is provided for research students to participate in both local and overseas conferences.
General University Requirements
Research PG Programs
For MPhil degree programs, applicants should:
For PhD degree programs, applicants should:
NON-local students must allow time to obtain a Hong Kong student visa.
Taught PG Programs
For CHEM MSc degree program, please refer to The MSc in Analytical Chemistry Program Website
Applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English will also have to meet the English Requirements.
In addition to the above, individual school and department may stipulate higher English proficiency requirement.
Note: TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date.
Research Program OfferDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Part-time: 8 yearsMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)
Full-time :2 years
Part-time :4 years
For Further Information
For application form and further details about our postgraduate programs, http://pg.ust.hk/cgi-bin/pg/eng/detail.php?catid=3 or contact: