The Faculty offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our MPhil students are supervised by a Department-based scholar and choose additional supervisors from the same or other Departments, or other universities.
Our Global Distinctiveness
Emphasis on trans-disciplinary problem-solving.
Global diversity: Our current and recent graduates come from Hong Kong, China, and a further 14 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.
Financial and professional support for conference participation and overseas placements.
Caring and cohesive graduate community: Our students have an effective voice in Faculty governance, and network with/ learn from peers from across our social sciences disciplines, all housed in one building.
Opportunities to take courses and attend lectures across Hong Kong's universities and to access data and field across China and South East Asia.
A flexible range of funding models including government scholarships, Faculty scholarships, and Department scholarships
One Faculty Seven Departments
Our academic expertise lies with academic staff in our seven departments. They conduct a wide range of research study covering different specialisations.
Doctor of Philosophy (Department of Education Studies)
Doctor of Philosophy (Department of Geography)
Doctor of Philosophy (Department of Government and International Studies)
Doctor of Philosophy (Department of History)
Doctor of Philosophy (Department of Sport, Physical Education & Health)
Doctor of Philosophy (Department of Social Work)
Doctor of Philosophy (Department of Sociology)
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
HKPFS is established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) to attract the best and brightest students from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong. Know more from https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/livestudyhk.html.
Reasons for Choosing Hong Kong as a Study Destination
1.Be part of the “Chinese Adventure” with a Western heritage
2.Learning Chinese language and culture
3.Exciting and vibrant city with lots to do
4.Many multinational corporations based in Hong Kong
5.Window to China
6.Gateway to Southeast Asia
Application Deadline: 1 December 2021 (For September 2022 Intake)
Information for Overseas Students
The Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government requires all full-time non-local students (both international and from Mainland China) to obtain a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong. Non-local students are defined as students holding student visa/ entry permit, visa under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates, or dependent visa who are aged 18 years old or above before 1 September of the year in which they are admitted to relevant post-secondary programmes in Hong Kong issued by the Director of Immigration. Part-time non-local students should possess appropriate and valid visa to prove their eligibility to stay and study in Hong Kong.
For admission-related enquiries, please contact the Graduate School:
Tel: (852) 3411 5127
Enquiry Form: https://gs.hkbu.edu.hk/enquiry
Alternatively, please contact the Faculty Office through email: email@example.com