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2+3 Integrated Programme

Programme Structure
awards MPhil and PhD
admittees' qualification Bachelor's degree
study duration MPhil
normal: 2 years
maximum: 3 years

PhD
normal: 3 years
maximum: 5 years

Note: If a student cannot complete the MPhil study within the normal study duration, he/she will NOT be allowed to transit to the PhD study. However, he/she can complete the MPhil study within the maximum study duration.
credit requirements & timelines of study

(within normal study duration)


^Students are allowed to take additional subjects in the MPhil study; and they are allowed to apply for transfer of credits which have not been used to contribute to the MPhil degree according to the prevailing University requirements.
*3-yr PhD students are allowed to transfer one credit from their previous studies in the ethics subject (HTI6081) and one credit from their previous attendance at seminars.
#Students who fail the Examination will not be allowed to transit to the PhD study.
@The current departmental training requirements for all stipend recipients, MPhil or PhD, should remain unchanged.