PhD in Life Science The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Division of Life Science offers rigorous postgraduate programs and research opportunities in a range of cutting-edge areas in the field, particularly in neuroscience, structural biology, cell, and developmental biology, marine and environmental biology, and biotechnology.
We strive to provide an inspirational environment for student learning and for tackling the challenges of modern life science.
Our mission is to sustain and promulgate a reputable academic program in life science by achieving excellence in research and education, and by making significant contributions to biotechnological innovations in regional and international arenas.
The Ph.D. program aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who can independently conduct advanced research projects, possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science and in-depth knowledge of specialized areas and who can also contribute original knowledge to the field of life sciences by publishing their findings in peer-reviewed international journals. Students must also pass a qualifying examination set by the Division. Submission and successful defense of a thesis is required.