We are living in a world facing serious interrelated environmental problems, including climate change, pervasive pollution, reduction in biodiversity, and looming supply constraints for a number of key natural resources. Individually, and especially in combination, these issues pose serious challenges to sustainable development.
The Division of Environment has been created to meet such challenges. Our faculty members have diverse backgrounds in science, engineering, business, and social sciences to provide integrated and cutting-edge education and research on global environmental issues and emerging solutions.
This is a broad-based research postgraduate programme that embraces a wide spectrum of environmental interests. It serves as an innovative platform for interdisciplinary research involving scientific, technological, environmental socio-economic and policy challenges.
It provides students with the background to solve complex environmental problems and to engage in interdisciplinary environmental research that can have a high impact on Hong Kong and the world.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme aims to train students in original research in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, and to cultivate independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in environmental science, policy and management research, and formulation.
The following areas are the Division's main foci; we also work at the points where these areas intersect, such as the scientific understanding of management strategies and policy formulations:
- Atmospheric Science and Air Pollution
- Oceanic Science and Water Pollution
- Climate Change Policy and Adaptations
- Healthy Living Environment
Program information for 2020/21 is now ready at pg.ust.hk/programs.
i. General Admission Requirements
Applicants seeking admission to a doctoral degree program should have:
- obtained a bachelor’s degree with a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution; or presented evidence of satisfactory work at the postgraduate level on a full-time basis for at least one year, or on a part-time basis for at least two years.
ii. English Language Admission Requirements
You have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments*:
- TOEFL-iBT 80#
- TOEFL-pBT 550
- TOEFL-Revised Paper-Delivered Test 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
- IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-scores: 5.5
*If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English, you will be waived from fulfilling the above English Language requirements.
#refers to the total score in one single attempt
Please refer to pg.ust.hk/programs ("Application") for details.