Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The MPhil degree is a postgraduate programme that focuses on research work. The programme is available in all faculties and schools/departments. The programme offers an introductory experience to research studies and is suitable for those who wish to later pursue a PhD degree or become professionals in their specialised area. MPhil candidates may commence their studies on September 1 or January 1 for a period of 24 months (full-time) or 36 months (part-time). The minimum study period is half of the study period.

MPhil students will receive ongoing advice and guidance from a dedicated academic or a team of academics in conducting research and thesis writing. In addition, students 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. Click here for the details of the coursework requirements.

The award of the MPhil degree is based on satisfactorily completing courses, submitting a thesis that displays some originality and demonstrates a sound understanding of the field of study and the appropriate research methods, and satisfying the examiners in an oral examination, unless waived, (and any other examination if required) in matters relevant to the subject of the thesis.

Click here for the Regulations for the Degree of Master of Philosophy.