Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 units of required courses and to take a Thesis Research course each term until end of studies. In addition, students are also required to pass 2 candidacy examinations within a specific period.
*Minimum number of units required is subject to change.
Fields of Specialization
Comparative and Historical Sociology; Crime and Deviance; Cultural Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Medical Sociology; Migration; Organizations; Political Sociology; Social Movement; Social Networks; Social Stratification; Sociology of Development; Sociology of Education; Sociology of Family; Urban Sociology; and Work, Occupations and Professions.
Please visit the Division’s homepage for more information.
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, preference will be given to applicants who have a solid background in one social science subject (Sociology, Anthropology or Psychology, etc.) and whose research interests are well developed.
Applicants are required to submit a research proposal. Those interested in admission to PhD Stream are required to furnish proof of their research capability in the form of strong recommendations from their academic referees, or past publications, etc.
HKPFS Application Deadline
(for PhD programmes only)
- To submit an initial application to RGC: By 12 noon, 1 December 2020 (Hong Kong time); and
- To submit full application to CUHK: By 5 pm, 1 December 2020 (Hong Kong time).
Please refer to HKPFS page for more details.