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Research in Medicine, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

With the objective of nurturing a research culture among MBBS students, the programme will enable them to develop lifelong clinical and/or laboratory research skills and the ability to engage in research effectively. 

On completion of the programme in Research in Medicine, offered by The University of Hong Kong, students will have demonstrated by presenting a dissertation that they have acquired an acceptable level of knowledge and understanding in a chosen field of study.

Entrance scholarships covering full composition fee and scholarships based on research progress may be available for eligible candidates.

Programme Structure

  • The programme comprises both coursework (21 credits) and hands-on research training (48 credits) leading to a 20,000-word dissertation, with the coursework and hands-on research training to be completed within the intercalated year and the dissertation to be submitted by the end of MBBS Year 6. 
  • The MRes[Med] degree will be awarded to candidates who satisfactorily complete all the curriculum requirements of the MBBS degree.=

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Full Time intercalated program for one academic year (from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020) during enrichment Year 3, or between Year 4 and Year 5 of the HKU MBBS

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • HKU MBBS students who have completed the second year of the MBBS curriculum and passed the Summative Examination. 
  • Candidates must have demonstrated excellent academic performance in their MBBS study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Local Students

  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 171,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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