1 City University of Hong Kong | 2018 Entry Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies City University of Hong Kong Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon Hong Kong Enquiries Tel : (852) 3442-9076 Fax : (852) 3442-0332 Email : Website : April 2017 Revised: 29 November 2017 The information contained in this Handbook is correct at the time of publication in April 2017. Please note that there may be changes to the information from time to time without prior notification. Applicants may contact the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies if they have any queries. This Handbook is provided for information and to facilitate research degree applications and does not form part of a contract between any person and the University.
2 Contents 1 INTRODUCTION ..1 City University of Hong Kong ..1 Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate 2 ADMISSIONS ..3 Minimum Entrance Requirements ..3 English Proficiency Requirements ..3 Application Period ..4 Application Procedures ..5 Funding Sources of Support for Research Studies ..6 Application Fee ..7 Acceptance Fee ..7 Use of Application Information ..7 Change of Contact Information after Submission of Application ..8 Applicants with Physical or Other Disabilities ..8 Enrolment ..8 Enquiries ..9 3 RESEARCH AREAS FOR MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES ..10 College of College of Liberal Arts and Social College of Science and Engineering ..14 College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences ..18 School of Creative Media.
3 19 School of Energy and Environment ..20 School of Law ..20 4 RESEARCH DEGREE PROGRAMMES ..24 Programme Aims and Structure ..24 Study Period and Residence Requirement ..24 Report Submission ..25 Medium of Instruction/Assessment and Thesis Presentation ..25 Award of MPhil/PhD Learning Outcomes and Assessment Indicators of Research Degree Programmes ..26 5 FINANCIAL AWARDS/ASSISTANCE ..27 Postgraduate Studentship ..27 Research Tuition Scholarship ..27 Conference Grant ..28 Research Activities Fund ..28 Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarships ..28 Government Grants and Loans and External Financial Awards/Assistance ..28 6 MERIT AWARDS IN RECOGNITION OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE ..29 Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Scholarships.
4 29 Outstanding Academic Performance Award ..29 City University of Hong Kong | 2018 Entry 2 Outstanding Research Thesis Awards ..29 Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Outstanding Doctoral Research Award ..29 7 FEES FOR 2018/19 ..30 8 STUDENT ACCOMMODATION AND SUPPORT TO STUDENTS Studies ..31 Student Accommodation ..31 Student Development Services ..31 9 INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS FROM OVERSEAS AND THE CHINESE MAINLAND ..32 Definition of Non-local Applicants ..32 Global Services Office ..32 Student Visa/Entry Permit ..32 Personal Accident and Medical Insurance / Travel Insurance ..32 Cost of Living ..32 Appendix 1: Guidelines for Preparing a Research Proposal for Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
5 33 Appendix 2: Guidelines for Preparing a Research Proposal for Graduate Studies in the School of Creative Appendix 3: Guidelines for Preparing a Research Statement for Graduate Studies in the School of Energy and Environment ..36 Appendix 4: Guidelines for Preparing a Research Proposal for Graduate Studies in the School of Law ..37 Appendix 5: Research Degree Programme Structure of the College of Business ..40 City University of Hong Kong | 2018 Entry 1 1 INTRODUCTION City University of Hong Kong Established in 1984, City University of Hong Kong is a modern, hi-tech institution committed to providing a quality learning environment for its students and the community. The University currently has a student enrolment of over 19,200 (excluding sub-degree students), of which over 6,440 are postgraduates.
6 Its programmes provide a wide range of learning opportunities from undergraduate and postgraduate Studies to continuing education. For more information about the University and its academic and supporting units, please visit our website ( ) The University provides a modern teaching and learning environment with the latest design in educational technology to support quality teaching and research activities. Moreover, a wide range of facilities and services are provided to support students Studies and recreational activities. Students halls ( ) are also available on campus to provide students with residential accommodation and an avenue for academic and cultural exchange. The University also has an official postgraduate student body, namely, CityU Postgraduate Association, with its membership covering both research and taught postgraduate students.
7 The Association serves as a communication channel between postgraduate students and the University. More information about the Association is available at: Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Postgraduate education facilitates the advancement of knowledge and provides high-level academic education and professional training to cater for the society s needs. The University continuously strives to promote this important area of postgraduate education. Taught postgraduate programmes are offered for different professional needs. On the research study side, diverse areas of study are provided to suit individuals research interests. To provide a better focus for the further development of its postgraduate programmes, the University established the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) in 1994.
8 SGS coordinates and offers strategic direction to the University s taught and research postgraduate provision. The School aims to provide better coordination and strategic direction to ensure the continued development of postgraduate Studies at the University. The School is committed to providing an environment conducive to learning for postgraduate students. Its principal role is to facilitate the educational experience of its postgraduate students. The School received a generous donation from Dr. Chow Yei Ching , and was named the "Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies " in 2006. Mission of SGS The mission of SGS is to promote excellence in postgraduate education and ensure consistency and high standards across the University. Sharing responsibility for postgraduate Studies with departments, colleges and schools, and operating through a system of collegial governance, consultation and leadership, SGS defines and administers university-wide regulations for postgraduate education.
9 SGS also organizes services and financial assistance to postgraduate students; encourages a close relationship between research and Graduate training; and represents the foundation of postgraduate education at CityU in the wider academic and general community. City University of Hong Kong | 2018 Entry 2 Administrative Structure of SGS The Dean and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies oversee the School and the coordination and management of postgraduate education within the University. They provide academic guidance for programme development, planning and decision making in the School . As Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies , the Dean of Graduate Studies plays a role in managing the quality of postgraduate programmes.
10 He is supported by the Associate Dean in overseeing quality matters related to postgraduate programmes through the Committee on Taught Postgraduate Programmes and the Committee on Research Degrees Candidature. The Director ( Graduate Studies Administration) and a team of administrative staff provides overall administrative support for postgraduate Studies , including student admissions and records, financial support; study and research progress, examinations and graduation; student forums and workshops; research conferences and seminars; student statistics as well as publications relating to postgraduate Studies . Governance, Leadership and Quality A Board of Graduate Studies was established to review and make recommendations on the Academic Regulations, rules and procedures governing all postgraduate programmes and Studies .