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
      • Interdisciplinary research environment
      • International scholars of top distinction as mentors
      • Wide networks with top global research institutions
      • Strategic location (proximity to Taiwan, China, Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia)
      • 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.