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MPhil Nano Science and Technology

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
August

 Tuition fee

International
42100 HKD
National
42100 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Department
Department of Physics
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
GMAT (avg)610

About this course

The goal of the MPhil in Nano Science and Technology program is to train postgraduate students to conduct independent research in nano science and technology. The goal of the PhD in Nano Science and Technology program is to train postgraduate students in carrying out original research in nano science and technology, and to cultivate independent and innovative thinking.

Students are expected to undertake course work, attend seminars, conduct thesis research, etc. in order to fulfil the degree requirement.

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Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirements

Prior Educational Background 

  • For admission to the MPhil/PhD program, students must possess a good first degree or a Master's degree from a recognized university or an approved institution. An applicant's undergraduate background is not a precondition for admission. Students with a solid quantitative background and commitment to academic study and research are encouraged to apply. 

The GRE and the TOFEL Requirements 

  • On top of their academic performance, an applicant must demonstrate his/her capability for graduate studies by obtaining a satisfactory score in the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE, score around 1200) or other equivalent means. 
  • For applicants attended educational institutions where the medium of instruction was not English and whose first language is not English, a satisfactory score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) is required.

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Course Modules

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program aims to train postgraduate students to conduct independent research in nano science and technology. Specific requirements for the MPhil program are:

  • Completion of at least 12 credits of postgraduate courses, of which at least 4 credits must be from the NANO courses. Full-time students are expected to complete the coursework requirements during their first four regular terms of study;
  • Completion of and passing LIFS/ CHEM/ MATH/ PHYS 6770 Professional Development in Science (Life Science/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics). Students are expected to complete the course requirements in their first year of study. The maximum time allowed for course completion is two years for full-time students, or three years for part-time students. The 2 credits earned from LIFS/ CHEM/ MATH/ PHYS 6770 cannot be counted toward the credit requirements; 
  • Completion of and passing LANG 5010 Postgraduate English for Science Studies, which should be taken in the first year of study. The 1 credit earned from LANG 5010 cannot be counted toward the credit requirements; 
  • Registration in NANO 6990 MPhil Thesis Research; and
  • Presentation and oral defense of the MPhil thesis.

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How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • Transcript
  • Degree Certificate(s), if graduated
  • For applicants graduated from University in Mainland China, please upload both Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.
  • English proficiency proof / certificate (i.e. IELTS / TOEFL / Medium of Instruction) (if applicable)
  • GRE and GMAT scores are not required. Fresh graduates may provide information on work experience and professional qualification if they are available. Applicants may also upload other information not listed above but helpful to the admission committee to make the best decision.
  • Please note all submitted information will be kept confidential and will only be kept for a certain period of time. All application material will not be returned to the applicants by any means.

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