The Department of Chinese and History offers a research programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in both full-time and part-time mode. The programme consists of coursework, research studies and qualifying examination leading to the submission of a thesis.
Staff members in the Department are actively engaged in a number of research areas and candidates interested in the following broad areas are particularly encouraged to inquire further about the programme.
1. Chinese Language, Literature and Culture
2. Comparative Literature, Cross-cultural Studies and Cultural Heritage
3. Chinese History
There are currently 32 students enrolled in our PhD programme.
Applicants seeking admission to a research degree programme should satisfy the following minimum entrance requirements:
Applicants from an institution where the language of teaching is not English should satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirements specified by both the University and individual Colleges and Schools. The University’s minimum English proficiency requirement for research degree programmes is a total score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test; sum of Reading, Listening and Writing section scores) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR an overall band score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Equivalent qualifications are also acceptable. TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years from the test date and must be valid at the time of submission of application.
In addition to the University’s requirement given above, our College has set a higher standard, suitable for our discipline as follows:
* TOEFL Paper-based test (before October 2017) and Paper-delivered test (after October 2017) will not be accepted as there is no Speaking component.
|Programme of Study||Full-time||Part-time|
|MPhil||2 years||4 years|
|PhD||4 years||8 years|
Applications for admission should be made online at Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (SGS) website: (https://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/rpg/admission)
For application period and procedures, please visit https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pg/research-degree-programmes/steps-and-procedures
For major fees and points to note, please visit https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pg/research-degree-programmes/apply-now
The Programme is divided into two streams (Stream 1 the Chinese Module and Stream 2 the English Module) and the contents of both streams are identical. It should be noted that students, by default, should enroll in Stream 2 (the English module). Applicants have to satisfy the minimum entrance requirements and English proficiency requirements as stated in the Admissions Handbook.
Students who wish to take Stream 1 (the Chinese module) will have to fulfil the “Chinese Proficiency Requirements” as stated below and the Department will consider the applications on a case by case basis.
Other qualifications will be subject to the Department’s approval.
Programme pamphlet for 2021/22 entry is available in Chinese only. Click here to download.
For admission details: please go to website: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/rpg/admission
Note: MPhil Programme
It is also possible for self-financing students to study for a Master's degree by research, namely the MPhil degree.
Last updated: 08 October 2020