Our Postgraduate Programs

      The Institute offers Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs to students wishing to conduct cross-disciplinary research on (1) science, technology and medicine in Asian societies; (2) hubs, mobilities and the Asian urban; or (3) spirituality and religion in Asia.

      Distinctive Features
      • International scholars of top distinction as mentors
      • Global exposure such as short-term study stay at partner institutions, language training abroad, involvement in collaborative research
      • Strategic location (proximity to Taiwan, China, and the greater Asian region)
      • Generous scholarships, studentships and fellowships
      ProgramCoursework* required by Graduate SchoolCoursework* required by HKIHSS
      MPhil4 compulsory modules1 compulsory & 2 elective courses
      3-year PhD1 compulsory module2 compulsory & 2 elective courses
      4-year PhD4 compulsory modules2 compulsory & 2 elective courses

      Details are available online at the Graduate School’s and the Institute’s webpages.

      Other Requirements

      Students’ participation in the Institute’s academic activities such as lunchtime seminar series, workshops and public lectures is mandatory. Involvement in tutorials and event organization may be required.

      Students are required by the Faculty of Social Sciences to present a paper in a Research Postgraduate Conference at least once during their study period.