The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  1. The length of PolyU’s PhD Programmes differs according to the following admission requirements:
    Admission Requirements Length of Programme (years)
    normally hold an MPhil or equivalent (an RPg degree with a dissertation as an award requirement) conferred by a recognised university 3-year full-time/6-year part-time
    normally hold:
    1. a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours (or equivalent qualification), conferred by a recognised university; OR
    2. a Master’s degree
    4-year full-time/8-year part-time
  2. Collaborative PhD Training Programme

    The “Collaborative PhD Training Programme” is referred to as the PhD Training programme offered by PolyU collaborating with a Partner Institution/Organisation of good standing. The PhD students registered under the programme will be required to fulfil the residence requirements of both PolyU and the Partner Institution/Organisation.

    Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, coursework and graduation requirements as agreed by PolyU and the Partner Institution/Organisation, the student will receive a PhD award granted by PolyU and a certificate of completion from Partner Institution if applicable according to the signed agreement.