M.Phil. On Campus


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

24 months
5425 USD/year
5425 USD/year
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The M.Phil Pharmacy programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong  is a research-based degree programme, with the ultimate requirement being the submission of a thesis. 


Students of the Pharmacy programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong are expected to complete coursework components, as specified by the supervisor(s), with the approval of the Graduate Panel. The coursework components will provide essential research knowledge and skills pertaining to the candidates’ research projects. Regular research seminars will be scheduled throughout the two-year curriculum. Minimum requirements are for each candidate to present two research seminars per year.


The thesis submitted has to contain report of an independent research investigation in one of the following areas of interest that has direct relevance to the science and practice of Pharmacy:

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Pharmaceutics (Physical Pharmacy, Biopharmaceutics / Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Technology)
    • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • Drug Delivery and Targeting
    • Pharmacogenetics / Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacy Practice
    • Pharmacoeconomics
    • Clinical Pharmacy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Coursework / Guided Studies
  • Seminar
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


26 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School, including the English Language Proficiency Requirement; and
  • Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or related discipline (e.g. biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacology, etc.), preferably with honours at Second Upper Division or above, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5425 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5425 USD per year during 24 months.
  • 42,100 HKD per year

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

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


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