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Research Postgraduate Programme



Entrance Requirements

General Entrance Requirements

Programme Entrance Requirements
2-year full-time/ 4-year part-time MPhil programme at least hold a Bachelor’s degree with Second Class Honours or above (or equivalent qualification) conferred by a recognised university
3-year full-time / 6-year part-time PhD programme normally hold an MPhil or equivalent (a research postgraduate degree with a dissertation as an award requirement) conferred by a recognised university
4-year full-time / 8-year part-time PhD programme

normally hold:

  • A Master’s degree; OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours (or equivalent qualification), conferred by a recognised university.

PolyU may accept other equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis.
English Language Requirement

English-language requirements

The requirements for those who do not have a degree for which English was the language of instruction at a recognised university are:
  • An overall score of at least 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR
  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or above for the Internet-based test.
All English language test scores are considered valid for two years after the date of the test.

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