MPhil in Life Science

General

Program Description

The Division of Life Science offers rigorous postgraduate programmes and research opportunities in a range of cutting-edge areas in the field, particularly in neuroscience, structural biology, cell and developmental biology, marine and environmental biology and biotechnology.

We strive to provide an inspirational environment for student learning and for tackling the challenges of modern life science.

Our mission is to sustain and promulgate a reputable academic programme in life science by achieving excellence in research and education, and by making significant contributions to biotechnological innovations in regional and international arenas.

The MPhil programme provides research training in major areas of life science. It enables students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience required for research. Submission and successful defence of a thesis based on original research are required.


Research Foci

Research and development within the Division of Life Science emphasize the following areas:

  • Cellular Regulation and Signaling,
  • Cancer Biology,
  • Developmental Biology,
  • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience,
  • Macromolecular Structure and Function,
  • Marine and Environmental Science,
  • Biotechnology and Medicinal Biochemistry.

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Program information for 2020/21 is now ready at pg.ust.hk/programs.

Admission Requirements

i. General Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have:

  • obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

ii. English Language Admission Requirements

You have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments*:

  • TOEFL-iBT 80#
  • TOEFL-pBT 550
  • TOEFL-Revised Paper-Delivered Test 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
  • IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-scores: 5.5

*If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English, you will be waived from fulfilling the above English Language requirements.

#refers to the total score in one single attempt

Application Deadlines

Please refer to pg.ust.hk/programs ("Application") for details.

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Situated at the heart of Asia, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a young and distinguished research university in Hong Kong. Ranked No. 30 in the World in the QS World Univ ... Read More

Situated at the heart of Asia, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a young and distinguished research university in Hong Kong. Ranked No. 30 in the World in the QS World University Rankings (2018), HKUST offers a wide selection of research postgraduate studies in Science, Engineering, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science, Environmental Studies, and Public Policy leading to the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. All programmes are taught in English. Read less