Global policy challenges such as ageing, climate change, economic crises, and terrorism call for innovative solutions beyond institutional and disciplinary boundaries, and public policy schools, departments, institutes, and programmes have been set up in leading universities around the world to tackle these global challenges. With substantial strengths in science, engineering, business and management, and quantitative social science areas, the Division of Public Policy (P.POL.) and the Institute for Public Policy (I.P.P.) are established to develop public policy as an emerging strategic area by fostering close collaboration across disciplines and to contribute more to policy development in key policy areas both locally and globally.

The programme aims to develop unique interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes to provide rigorous training in policy research on a wide range of policy areas, such as environmental/ social/ economic policy, innovation, and technology policy that meet society’s needs and professional requirements.

MPhil in Public Policy

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme aims to train students in original research in public policy and to cultivate independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in public policy research and formulation.

Research Foci

The following areas are the Division's main foci:

  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy;
  • Environmental Policy and Sustainability;
  • Social Changes and Public Policy;
  • China's Development Policies.

To facilitate interdisciplinary research, students enrolled in the Programme will be co-supervised by faculty members of the Division who have been appointed jointly with other schools.

HKUST

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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 20, 2019
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