MSc (M.Sc., M.Sci)全称是Master of Science，国内普遍将其简单归于研究生期间攻读理科的一种专业称谓，实际上MSc在欧美等高等教育发达国家适用面宽泛得多。比如在美国和加拿大，MSc和MA是两个基础的研究生学位，除了传统意义上的理工学科，修读经济学、管理学、教育学、社会科学等研究生学业的学生往往获得的是MSc。很多大学也把获得硕士学位作为升读博士学位的条件之一。在美国、加拿大、澳大利亚等为中国留学生青睐的留学地点，MSc课程有不同结构内容，可以为研究型、课程型，也可以将两者结合起来。
- 保证金(于收到录取通知书时支付): 港币2万元
- 第一期学费(于2014年9月或以前支付): 港币4万元
- 第二期学费(于2015年2月或以前支付): 港币6万元
MSc (M. Sc., M. Sci) is known as Master of Science. In mainland China, it is commonly known as a professional title awarded to research graduates of science. In fact, the title “MSc” is widely used and recognized worldwide. For example, in the U.S. and Canada, MSc and MA are both postgraduate degrees. In tradition, MSc is awarded to graduates of Science and Engineering master’s degree programs. Nowadays MSc is also commonly awarded to graduates of Economics, Management, Education, Social Sciences and other master’s degree programs. One of the common PhD admission requirements for most universities is that applicants must possess a master’s degree from a recognized university. Countries like the U.S., Canada and Australia have been the most popular countries of study aboard among mainland students because universities of these countries have provided MSc programs with a variety of program structures. They can be the research postgraduate type, the taught postgraduate type or a mix of both.
The “Global China Studies” taught postgraduate program offered by our school covers a wide range of subject areas such as economics, sociology, humanities and quantitative social analysis. It aims to enable students to build solid quantitative and qualitative research skills. Hence, graduates of this program will be awarded a MSc degree instead of a MA degree which is commonly used for Humanities programs.
HKUST has signed partnership agreement with a number of world-renowned universities to offer and share the resources of quality education. Based on these agreements, partner universities can recommend to HKUST a certain number of third-year undergraduate students who are qualified to be admitted to MSc GCS. The Admission Committee will then select and admit the best qualified students from the recommended and these students admitted will finish their fourth year of undergraduate program by taking the MSc GCS program at HKUST. Students admitted this way will remain registered in their home universities (with certain partner universities having credit transfer agreement with HKUST). Upon completion of the MSc GCS degree requirements, these students are required to submit a certified copy of their bachelor’s degree certificate and an official copy of their transcripts to the MSc GCS Program Office no later than 31 August each year in order to be conferred the MSc degree in Global China Studies at HKUST. This special “3+1” arrangement would enable advanced undergraduates from elite universities to take on the challenge of postgraduate study, and receive both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree normally within 4-4.5 years. It will greatly enhance students’ competitiveness for further studies and career development.
Established for 22 years, HKUST has continued to earn an extensive recognition in Hong Kong, the Mainland and the international community. HKUST ranked number 34 out of 200 top universities in the QS World University Ranking 2013. It also ranked number 57 among the 200 top universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014. In 2013, HKUST was named the top university in Asia for the third straight year by the QS University Rankings: Asia.
The School of Humanities and Social Science was ranked number 51-75 in the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which makes our school the top university in Greater China for Social Science. Our School is also ranked as the 45th top university in Social Science by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2013.
HKUST has over 500 faculty members with a PhD qualification. Over 80% of these members come from elite universities in Europe and the U.S. such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Yale University, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and University of California, Berkeley.
HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science has over 50 full-time faculty members who are renowned Doctors worldwide and/or experienced academicians from local and overseas universities.
Yes. Students successfully graduated from the MSc program in Global China Studies can choose to pursue further studies or seek employment in various sectors. The English-mediated courses together with the English trainings offered during their studies at SHSS will be a great advantage for students’ further studies and career development. Students can also invite their teachers to be the referees for their application of further studies.
MSc Global China Studies is a taught postgraduate program which gathers elite academicians and students worldwide. With English as the standard medium of instruction, the program aims to offer students an advanced postgraduate education in Global China Studies as well as an opportunity to a superior personal development. The program curriculum is designed with flexibility which will enrich students’ knowledge, fully explore students’ potential and nurture outgoing, practical and all-round talents. Students can choose to take any courses within the four designated subject areas. Students will meet the graduation requirement as long as they successfully complete 24 credits of course-work, including three core courses,(3 credits each), one course devoted to academic writing (3 credits), and four GCS elective courses (3 credits each) which cover no less than two of four subject areas.
Over 80% of HKUST full-time postgraduate students are employed after graduation whereas a certain number of students have chosen to further their studies after they have completed their studies at HKUST. About 75% of HKUST taught postgraduate students (except MBA students) are hired after graduation and many of the rest have continued their studies or migrated. For non-MBA graduates, about 90% of them are working in the commercial and industrial enterprises. Benefited by the “Employment under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals”, over 30% of mainland students have stayed in Hong Kong for employment after their graduation from HKUST. For more details of the “Employment under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals”, please visit the HKSAR Immigration Department website:
Public transportation in Hong Kong is very efficient and getting to and from HKUST by public transport is easy. The closest Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station is about 10-15 minutes away from HKUST, and the MTR is an underground subway (metro) system serving Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the airport, which makes it convenient for travelling around Hong Kong.
Fronting one of Hong Kong’s most pristine stretches of coastline, the HKUST campus is spread over 60 hectares of lush natural scenery on the Clear Water Bay peninsula. A full range of campus services including restaurants, bookstore, visitor lodgings and banks are offered.
Clinic is available in the campus. Hospitals which provide excellent facilities and medical services are also available in the surrounding areas. The University policy stipulates that compulsory medical insurance is required for all registered full-time degree-seeking non-local postgraduate students studying at HKUST on student visa/entry permit. The compulsory medical insurance aims to provide better resources and safety net for non-local students in the event that they need prompt, appropriate and affordable medical services locally or outside of Hong Kong. While students may use the FREE GENERAL CONSULTATIONS AND MEDICATIONS OF THE CAMPUS CLINIC, they might need other medical services such as hospitalization in some circumstances. There are hospitals located in the surrounding areas of HKUST where students can seek for more medical services.
The total program fee for is HK$120,000, and HK$5,000 for each additional credit. Students who need to retake failed course(s) must pay the pro-rated fee for the necessary course(s).
Yes, the total program fee is payable in one non-refundable deposit plus two non-refundable installments:
- Deposit (due with the issuance of admission letter): HK$20,000
- 1st installment (due in September 2016): HK$40,000
- 2nd installment (due in February 2017): HK$60,000
Currently there is no scholarship available for students in MSc GCS program.
Yes, referring to the Immigration Guidelines for Entry to the HKSAR, non-local students of full-time locally-accredited programmes at degree level or above whose study period is not less than one academic year may take up part-time on-campus employment. It is the university rule that non-local students can work no more than 10 hours per week during the regular semesters and no more than 20 hours during the winter and summer term. A student intends to take part-time job during their studies must inform the Program Office and it is the student’s obligation to find out about the application of “No Objection Letter” (NOL) from the Immigration Department before starting any part-time work. For more details, please visit:
On-campus accommodation is not provided to students of most HKUST taught postgraduate programs. Since the demand for housing offer has been low, our school has made the decision that students will not be given any housing offer from 2010 onwards. The Off-Campus Housing Section (OCHS) of the Student Housing Office (SHO) provides general assistance for HKUST students who are looking for off-campus accommodation. HKUST’s Mainland Student and Scholar Society also provides general assistance and frequent updates of accommodation information for students.
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