Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Applicants for admission to an MPhil programme should hold a good Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent.     

MPhil programmes are available in full-time and part-time modes and the periods of study are listed below:



Normative Study Period
Probationary Period
24 months
12 months
36 months
18 months
A research student using microscope



Candidates for MPhil degree will be required to follow an approved course of study and research, including coursework on discipline-specific knowledge, language and research skills. The coursework component is well designed to equip students for their research work and thesis writing. Please click here for details of the coursework requirements.

A successful MPhil thesis should represent the result of the candidate's research which displays some originality and demonstrates a sound understanding of the field of study and the appropriate research methods.

Please refer to the Handbook for MPhil & PhD Programmes  for details of the regulations for MPhil degree.