Our Postgraduate Programmes

      Embark on a transformative academic journey at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). We offer exceptional postgraduate programmes, including MPhil and PhD, specifically designed to foster cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in the fields of humanities and social sciences. With a dedicated focus on China, our programmes provide a unique opportunity to explore and contribute to the multi-facets of the Chinese civilization and its long developmental history, utilizing both new and traditional approaches. Key research themes encompass Quantitative History, Chinese Business History, Culture and Religions, and the Greater Bay Area.

      Distinctive Features
      • Fully funded with scholarships and generous travel grants
      • Benefit from extensive networks with top global research institutions
      • Gain access to internationally acclaimed scholars
      • Strategically located in the vibrant heart of Asia
      • Immerse yourself in our thriving and innovative interdisciplinary research environment!
      ProgramCoursework* required by Graduate SchoolCoursework* required by HKIHSS
      MPhil2 compulsory components (6 modules in total)1 compulsory & 2 elective courses
      3-year PhD1 compulsory module2 compulsory & 2 elective courses
      4-year PhD2 compulsory components (6 modules in total)2 compulsory & 2 elective courses

      Details are available online at the Graduate School’s webpage: https://gradsch.hku.hk/

      Other Requirements

      Students’ participation in the Institute’s academic activities such as interdisciplinary research 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.