Master's in Natural Sciences in Hong Kong

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Natural sciences studies teach how the scientific method can be applied to the study of nature and the universe. There may be many opportunities for specialization in a specific branch such as Earth science, physics or chemistry.

Hong Kong, found on the south coast of China, the country is one of the two Special Administrative Regions in the Republic of China. Hong Kong's higher education is placed in the England’s structure as well as international systems. It is managed by the country's Education Bureau.

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MPhil in Physics

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The MPhil program is designed to prepare students for teaching, further postgraduate studies, or advanced work in industry. Students are expected to undertake coursework and successfully complete a thesis to demonstrate competence in research. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Hong Kong 2017/2018. Joining the Department of Physics as a postgraduate student is an exciting prospect. The Department has received worldwide recognition for its research breakthroughs. The strong research culture within the Department, and in the University as a whole, has encouraged such success, which has been characterized by frequent collaboration between experimental and theoretical faculty members. By pursuing research at the frontier of knowledge and innovation at the cutting edge of technology, our faculty seeks to preserve and nurture a sense of wonder about the natural world and to impart it to students as a lasting motivation for learning. Our postgraduate programs seek to provide students with a solid grounding in broad physics principles and techniques, an ambience conducive to creative and innovative activities, and opportunities for cross- and inter-disciplinary research. The MPhil program is designed to prepare students for teaching, further postgraduate studies, or advanced work in industry. Students are expected to undertake coursework and successfully complete a thesis to demonstrate competence in research. Research Foci The Department concentrates its resources on condensed matter physics with potential relevance to the technological industry. Faculty and postgraduate research focuses on optical, condensed matter and statistical physics, and includes the physics of lasers, solid state, mesoscopic systems, devices, nanomaterials, thin films, surfaces, interfaces, liquid crystals, polymers and composites. 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... [-]

MPhil in Mathematics

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The MPhil program seeks to strengthen students' general background in mathematics and mathematical sciences, and to expose students to the environment and scope of mathematical research. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required. [+]

Joining the Department as a postgraduate is certainly a good move. The Department maintains strong research in both pure and applied mathematics, as well as the traditional core of a Mathematics department. What makes our Department different is the equally strong research in fluid mechanics, scientific computation and statistics. The quality of research at the postgraduate level is reflected in the scholarly achievements of faculty members, many of whom are recognized as leading authorities in their fields. Research programs often involve collaboration with scholars at an international level, especially in the European, North American and Chinese universities. Renowned academics also take part in the Department's regular colloquia and seminars. The faculty comprises several groups: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistics. Mathematics permeates almost every discipline of science and technology. We believe our comprehensive approach enables inspiring interaction among different faculty members and helps generate new mathematical tools to meet the scientific and technological challenges facing our fast-changing world. The MPhil program seeks to strengthen students' general background in mathematics and mathematical sciences, and to expose students to the environment and scope of mathematical research. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required. Research Foci Algebra and Number Theory The theory of Lie groups, Lie algebras and their representations play an important role in many of the recent development in mathematics and in the interaction of mathematics with physics. Our research includes representation theory of reductive groups, Kac-Moody algebras, quantum groups, and conformal field theory.... [-]

MPhil in Marine Environmental Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The MPhil program aims to train postgraduate students to conduct independent research in Marine Environmental Science. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Hong Kong 2017/2018. The Environment has been degrading at an alarming rate mainly due to the unsustainable development and the unsustainable use of natural resources. Although environmental conservation has developed significantly over the past few decades, environmental problems have been evolving both in terms of nature and scale. Methods of resolving many environmental problems remain controversial. The MPhil program aims to train postgraduate students to conduct independent research in Marine Environmental Science. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required. Research Foci The Environment Science Programs have three main research themes as follows: Air and Water: Includes their relation to climate change. Environmental Change: Studies investigate on regional and local scales, and explore their global effects and implications. Economic and Social Impact: The effect of and solutions to environmental problems. 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 IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.0 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. For more program details, please visit here. [-]

MPhil in Life Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The MPhil program 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 defense of a thesis based on original research are required. [+]

The Division of Life Science offers rigorous postgraduate programs 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 program 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 program 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 defense of a thesis based on original research are required. Research Foci Research and development within the Division of Life Science emphasizes 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 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 IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.0 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... [-]

MPhil in Electronic and Computer Engineering (Nanotechnology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong

A joint postgraduate program in Nanoscience and Technology, initiated by the Schools of Science and Engineering, can offer long-term support to our ongoing research and training as well as to the development of technology and to commercialization efforts. The MPhil program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in research and development in industry or academia, and is an excellent preparation for a PhD degree. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Hong Kong 2017/2018. Power ahead and make your postgraduate studies really count in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. The recent evolution of Electronic and Computer Engineering has been developed into a wide-ranging discipline covering technologies critical to the growth of the knowledge economy. Networking, wireless communications, multimedia signal processing, microelectronics, microprocessors, IC design, opto-electronics, display technologies, and control and robotics all fall into this exciting discipline. Advanced training in these fields opens up a wealth of career opportunities in the manufacturing industry, business sector, government and universities worldwide. The Department's goal is to prepare students to become leading academics, top quality engineers or productive managers in the ever-changing high-technology world. The MPhil program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in research and development in industry or academia, and is an excellent preparation for a PhD degree. Students are required to undertake coursework and successfully research and defend a thesis. Research Foci The Department's research concentrates on six pillar areas: Solid-State Electronics and Photonics Topics related to Microelectronics, Nanoelectronics, Large Area Electronics, Power and Energy-Efficient Electronic Devices, High-Speed Electronics, Semiconductor Materials, Devices and Fabrication Technology, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Displays, Optoelectronics, Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs), Solid-State Lighting, Liquid-Crystal Displays, Liquid-Crystal Photonics, Silicon Photonics, Optical Communications and Interconnects, Solar Cells, Epitaxy of Compound Semiconductors by MOCVD. Integrated Circuits and Systems Topics related to Digital, Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits (IC) Design, VLSI Design, Embedded Systems, Network-on-Chip and Multiprocessor System-on-Chip, Circuit and System... [-]

MPhil in Chemistry

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The MPhil program is a research-based degree consisting of approved coursework and an original research thesis. It is designed with flexibility in order that students may tailor course selections according to their needs and interests in the field of Chemistry. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required to obtain the degree. [+]

Chemistry as a discipline is growing and changing rapidly. The traditional divisions of Chemistry into analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry no longer reflect the dynamic and multidisciplinary nature of the field. Chemistry is, in fact, the "central science", having relevance in areas such as molecular biology, molecular physics, materials science, molecular engineering, biotechnology, environmental science and drug design. As a postgraduate student in the Department of Chemistry at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, you will have the chance to study in programs that reflect the current, central, position of Chemistry and you will learn from diverse, innovative faculty at the forefront of their fields of research. Our mission is to offer research and instructional opportunities in the emerging areas of Chemistry while maintaining a program rooted in the basics of the discipline. Postgraduate programs emphasize training in original research focusing on fundamental, interdisciplinary and applied areas. Complementing our formal degree programs is an active seminar program allowing students to meet prominent and international scientists who are pioneering the creation of new chemical knowledge. The MPhil program is a research-based degree consisting of approved coursework and an original research thesis. It is designed with flexibility in order that students may tailor course selections according to their needs and interests in the field of Chemistry. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required to obtain the degree. Research Foci Research and development within the Department focuses on five main areas: Synthetic Chemistry: Synthetic... [-]