Students are required to complete at least 33 units (for full-time students) / 39 units (for part-time students) of courses. They are also required to study a third language, other than Chinese and English, with satisfactory result. Students who have completed a total of 12 units of courses (besides “Thesis Guidance”) shall take and pass an oral qualifying examination before advancement to the PhD candidature. PhD candidates should complete the PhD thesis and pass the oral examination for graduation.
Fields of Specialization
History of Traditional China
History of Modern China
Pre-modern World History
Modern World History
History of Hong Kong
Please visit the History Division’s homepage for more information.
submit the following materials together with the application:
A detailed study plan in either Chinese or English;
Master’s thesis or an academic essay in either Chinese or English; and
Evidence of language proficiency as indicated below (CUHK graduates are exempted from this requirement):
First Language Requirement:
Either Chinese or English may be chosen as the first language;
In the case of Chinese, applicants must provide adequate evidence of proficiency in Chinese such as public examination results or academic record;
In the case of English, applicants from non-English-speaking countries are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) scores. Those from English-speaking countries should submit SAT or GCE results instead.
Second Language Requirement:
It may be any Asian or Western language which is closely related to the intended fields of study; and
Applicants must provide adequate evidence of proficiency in that language such as TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) scores, public examination results or academic records.