RPG Programs
Our research postgraduate programs aim to provide students with advanced knowledge and comprehensive training in research on specific science areas. The programs focus on developing students' research competency and equipping students with state-of-the-art expertise in conducting independent and original research.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The School of Science offers the following Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs:
Joint School Program
Chemistry
Equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and comprising of an interdisciplinary faculty team, the Department of Chemistry offers a dynamic and supportive environment for postgraduate research study. The multidisciplinary nature spans a wide range of projects, which allows the delivery of professional training on fundamental, interdisciplinary and applied areas.
Joint School Program
Life Science
The Division of Life Science excels in research over a wide range of areas covering cancer biology, cell and developmental biology, neuroscience and structural biology. The programs emphasize the development of students' professional knowledge to conduct original research in life science and make new discoveries through biotechnological innovations.
Joint School Program
Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics is highly committed to excellence in teaching and upholds a high standing in research. The programs provide students with advanced knowledge in mathematics by exposing them to a vibrant study environment and training students with specialist skills. Generating mathematical solutions to tackle real world problems through innovative research.
Joint School Program
Ocean Science
From foundation knowledge to applications, the Department of Ocean Science is leading in ocean science research and technology. The programs train experts in diverse perspectives, providing them with specialist skills to create new knowledge and to conduct independent research in areas of marine technology; and making contributions to the generation and their respective fields.
Joint School Program
Physics
Striving for world-recognized leading-edge research and excellence in teaching innovation is the ultimate pursuit of the Department of Physics. Being a department with a strong research culture and diverse research interests, the programs allow students to develop their research professionalism in an innovative environment. Providing students with excellence opportunities for cross- and inter-disciplinary research.
Joint-PhD Programs
Apart from the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees, we also offer Joint-PhD programs which provide students with the opportunities to benefit from shared research excellence between HKUST and its prestigious partners.

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Postgraduate Admissions for 2021/22 Spring Term and 2022/23 Fall Term intakes
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