Overview of Postgraduate Study
The Department offers research postgraduate studies leading to Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.
The Department has a comprehensive research postgraduate curriculum aimed not only at providing research postgraduates with excellent training in research, but also providing opportunities for all-round development and the acquirement of life-long skills in communication and critical thinking. The University and Faculty provide training courses in transferable skills e.g. in oral and written English, statistics, technique workshops, presentation skills, thesis writing etc.
We also offer a regular fascinating programme of seminars given by local and foreign visiting scientists. The Department strives to provide postgraduates with opportunities to meet leading scientists through conference participation, academic retreat as well as by arranging special meetings with distinguished visitors. Our postgraduates have been privileged in the past to meet with many renowned scientists some of whom are fellows of the Royal Society, Nobel laureate, or members of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) such as Sir Aaron Klug, Sir Walter Bodmer, and Professors Sydney Brenner, YW Kan, Frank Grosveld, Jurg Ott, Robin Lovell-Badge, Tom Blundell, Lap-Chee Tsui, Andrew MacMichael, Anne McLaren, Robert Tjian to name but a few...
Students registering for MPhil and PhD degrees are supported financially by Postgraduate Studentships. The University also has provision for conference grants to enable postgraduate students to attend scientific meetings which will provide students with the opportunity to present their research work to fellow scientists from different parts of the world.
Please refer to Faculty of Medicine Research Postgraduate Prospectus for further details on various forms of financial assistance and scholarships available.