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Direct-entry PhD Programme

Programme Structure
3-year PhD Programme
award Note PhD
admittees' qualification Master's degree with research component
study duration normal: 3 years
maximum: 5 years
credit requirements & timelines of study

(within normal study duration)

*3-yr PhD students are allowed to apply to transfer one credit from their previous studies in the ethics subject (HTI6081) and one credit from their previous attendance at seminars.
#i. Departments can integrate the two elements as long as the Confirmation of Registration is successfully carried out within the first half of the normal study period as required by the University.
ii. Students who fail the compulsory PhD Qualification Exam will be required to exit with the MPhil degree (subject to meeting all the relevant MPhil requirements).
@The current departmental training requirements for all stipend recipients, MPhil or PhD, should remain unchanged.

 

4-year PhD Programme
award Note PhD
admittees' qualification Bachelor’s degree or
Master’s degree without research component
study duration normal: 4 years
maximum: 6 years
credit requirements & timelines of study

(within normal study duration)

#i. Departments can integrate the two elements as long as the Confirmation of Registration is successfully carried out within the first half of the normal study period as required by the University.
ii. Students who fail the compulsory PhD Qualification Exam will be required to exit with the MPhil degree (subject to meeting all the relevant MPhil requirements).
@The current departmental training requirements for all stipend recipients, MPhil or PhD, should remain unchanged.

 
Note
Students can exit with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree if they have completed 12 credits from a minimum of 2 research methodology courses and a maximum of 2 specialized courses, 1 credit from one ethics subject and 2 credits from attending 20 research seminars.