Research Programmes

Our research programmes are designed to prepare students for a career in academic research and teaching. The programmes are broad-based and provide a rigorous foundation on which the students can build an academic career of their choice.

Our research programmes are:

1. 2+3 Integrated Programme (2-year MPhil followed by a 3-year PhD programme) - Student will first complete an MPhil programme. After successful completion of the MPhil programme, student will transit to the PhD programme. Hence, the MPhil programme is an integrated part of the PhD programme. The integrated programme enables the student to train for longer, which improves his/her research knowledge, his/her research record, and increases his/her chances of obtaining a better academic position when he/she graduates.
[Note: This programme will be implemented in 2018/19.]
OR
2. Direct-entry PhD Programme

Programme Structure

2+3 Integrated Programme                         Direct-entry PhD Programme

Admissions and Entrance Requirements

  2+3 Integrated Programme Direct-entry PhD Programme
Admission Entry To apply for "MPhil" at eAdmission To apply for "PhD" at eAdmission
General Entrance Requirements To register for the degree of MPhil, a student shall hold a Bachelor's degree with first or second class honours of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University or a recognized university.

PolyU may accept other equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis.
To register for the degree of PhD, a student shall normally hold a postgraduate degree containing a significant research component, such as a dissertation, conferred by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University or a recognized university.

In exceptional circumstances applicants other than those stipulated in the above paragraph may be admitted directly to the PhD programme. For example, applicants with a Bachelor's degree with First Class Honours, or the equivalent. Such applicants may be required to pass an examination.

PolyU may accept other equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis.

*Please note, as indicated above, the integrated programme enables the students to train for longer, which improves their research knowledge, their research record, and increases their chances of obtaining a better academic position when they graduate. This is why our graduate students enter into this option rather than into the other options in our programmes for graduate study.
English Language Requirements Applicants who do not have a degree for which the language of instruction is English from a recognized university are required to fulfil the University's minimum English language requirement for admission. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for Research Programmes at Study@PolyU for details.
Faculty Entrance Requirement GMAT or GRE results are required.

Application Deadline

Research Areas Deadline
Accounting and Finance 31 December 2017
Logistics and Maritime Studies
Management and Marketing 1 December 2017

Due to a very limited quota, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of admission. However, some departments may decide to set their own deadlines to meet their needs.

Support

•  research studentship with a stipend of HK$16,400 per month (subject to revision) for full-time research students based on 
   academic merit (subject to the decision of the department) 
•  one extra year of PhD studentship for students with outstanding academic performance 
•  tuition scholarships for students with outstanding academic records
•  opportunities to attend international conferences 
•  accommodation at the Student Halls of Residence (at students' own expense) 
•  access to excellent library, computing and other facilities

Tuition Fee

Annual registration fee HK$42,100
(HK$84,200 for non-UGC-funded students who receive no stipend and no external funding support but some funding from the department)
Extension of registration for each semester HK$7,017
Examination Fee HK$1,500 (for MPhil)
HK$1,900 (for PhD)

General Enquiries

Email: fb.rpss.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 2766 5981
Online application: www38.polyu.edu.hk/eAdmission/index.jsf