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ITC offers research degree programmes leading to the degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The primary objective of the MPhil programme is to educate students at the master's degree level with a view to prepare them for PhD studies in the near future. The PhD programme is primarily designed to prepare students for a career in academic research and teaching, but it also enables students to pursue a career in research.

For the detail, please refer to Procedures for the Application for Research Students


Research Areas

  • Apparel Technology
  • Fashion & Textile Business
  • Fashion & Textile Design
  • Textile & Apparel Materials & Products
  • Textile Chemistry & Functional Materials

General Entrance Requirements

To register for the degree of MPhil, a student shall hold:

  • a Bachelor’s degree with first or second class honours of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) or a recognised university; or
  • other academic qualifications which are deemed to be equivalent.

To register for the degree of PhD, a student shall normally hold a postgraduate degree containing a significant research component, such as a dissertation, conferred by PolyU or a recognised university.

In exceptional circumstances applicants other than those stipulated in the above paragraph may be admitted directly to the PhD programme. For example, applicants with a Bachelor's degree with First Class Honours, or the equivalent. Such applicants may be required to pass an examination.

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

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 (with score for the writing component at 6.0 or above) 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 (with a writing score of 23 or above) or 550 or above for the paper-based test (with a score of 4 or above in the Test of Written English).

All English language test scores are considered valid for five years after the date of the test.