“环球中国研究”硕士课程暨3+1,3+2,4+1 学士/硕士课程报读问与答

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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。

简单来说,因为我们推出的这一课程横跨经济学、社会学、人文学、政治学、统计分析等等学科,强调培养学生扎实的定量和定性研究,所以学生修毕这一课程将获得是MSc,而非在传统人文科学领域获得的MA。

香港科技大学与若干学术交流合作伙伴院校签有合作协议,共享共创优质教育。根据协议,伙伴院校根据推荐名额,每年向香港科技大学推荐符合录取资格的大学三年级本科生,香港科技大学从中选拔录取的学生将在第四年在香港科技大学修读“环球中国研究”硕士学位课程。在此期间,这些学生仍为原派出学校的注册本科学生(部分伙伴院校与香港科技大学之间有学分互认转移协议)。这些学生获得原派出大学的本科学士学位,并于每年8月31日前向香港科技大学提交一份学士学位毕业证书官方复印件及官方成绩单后,香港科技大学可根据其完成“环球中国研究”硕士学位课程的情况颁授“环球中国研究”硕士学位。上述安排有利于帮助学生高效地于4-4.5 年间获得学士与硕士学位,大大增强了继续深造及就业的竞争力。

香港科技大学创校22年已经跻身于《QS全球大学排名》2013全球顶尖200所大学排名榜第34位、《泰晤士报高等教育全球大学排名》2013全球顶尖200所大学排名榜第57位,以及连续三年跻身于《QS亚洲大学排名》全球顶尖 200所亚洲大学排名榜第1位(2011-2013)。

《上海交通大学》全球顶尖大学排名榜将香港科技大学人文与社会科学学院的社会科学评为第51-75 位(2012),位列大中华区之冠。其社会学学科同时位列《泰晤士报高等教育全球大学排名》全球顶尖社会学学科大学第45位(2013)。

我校教师队伍近500人,全部都拥有博士学位,80%来自欧美顶尖名校,譬如哈佛、麻省理工、斯坦福、耶鲁、加州大学伯克利分校、牛津、剑桥、多伦多大学等等。

香港科技大学人文与社会科学学院50多名全职教师均为世界知名大学博士,更有在海内外高等学府教研多年的资深学者。

可以。学生毕业并获得“环球中国研究”硕士学位可以选择出国留学、返回国内攻读博士学位,或者选择就业等。本课程的全英文教学及训练对学生进一步深造或就业大有裨益。学生也可从相关指导教师处获得继续深造的推荐信。

“环球中国研究”授课式硕士课程汇聚顶尖学者和拔尖学生,采用全英文教学,学生不仅在专业学习上获益匪浅,其个人发展方面也受到重视。本专业的课程结构富有弹性,充分结合我院内在优势与外在人才需求,旨在扩大学生知识面,全面挖掘学生潜力,培养外向型、应用型、复合型人才。学生可根据自己的兴趣与对未来的规划在四个专业领域中任意选课,只要所选课程至少涵盖两个专业领域,即可达到毕业要求。

香港科技大学的全日制研究生就业率超过80%,其余有相当部分学生选择继续深造。我校授课式硕士研究生课程(除MBA外)的就业率约为75%,其余大多选择继续学习、移民等。非MBA毕业的授课式硕士研究生约90%受聘于商业与工业企业领域。受惠于“非本地毕业生回港/留港及就业安排”,逾30%的内地在港学生毕业后选择投入香港的职场得到厉练。有关非本地毕业生回港/留港就业安排,可参见香港入境事务处网页 http://www.immd.gov.hk/chtml/faq_nlc.htm

香港科技大学进出市中心交通方便,有公共交通接驳至距离学校10几分钟的地铁站分赴港岛和九龙主要各站。大学依山傍海,风景宜人。校内学习、餐饮、及其他生活设施齐全。校园内有银行、超市、书店等等。学校设有诊所,校区周边有大型医院,具有良好的医疗保障服务环境。学校要求每位学生购买医疗及意外保险,医药及住院费用由保险公司支付。

本课程的全期学费为12万港币,额外修读学分需按学分付费,每学分港币5000元。如需重读的同学,届时必须按照重读科目的学分缴交相关学费。

可以,全期学费分三次支付,详情如下:

  • 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

本课程有奖学金。

允许。根据现行入境条例,在港修读全日制课程不少于一年者可以在校园从事兼职工作。请注意,我校规定每个全日制非本地学生在正规学期时每周不得兼职工作多于10小时,在寒假及暑假时每周则不可兼职工作多于20小时。同学的兼职应与其所读课程/学科有关,并需要获得学院的允许才能进行。非本地学生必须于工作前先自行了解及申请「不反对通知书」,有关详情请浏览香港入境事务处网页 :
http://www.immd.gov.hk/sc/services/hk-visas/immigration-entry-guideline.html

香港科技大学大部分授课式硕士课程不为入读学生提供校内宿舍。因为入住率低,我院决定自2010年起不再为学生提供校园附近的校外宿舍。大学学生宿舍管理处为学生在校园周边寻找住宿提供信息与帮助。大学的内地学生学者联谊会也在此方面提供协助,并经常发布相关信息。


以上答复仅供参考,不能作为录取的任何承诺,详细准确情况请咨询我院有关工作人员,电邮地址为mgcs@ust.hk


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:

http://www.immd.gov.hk/en/services/hk-visas/immigration-entry-guideline.html#employment_mainland_talents

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:

http://www.immd.gov.hk/sc/services/hk-visas/immigration-entry-guideline.html

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.


The above FAQs are for reference only and should not be taken as any commitments for admission. For further enquiries, please contact us at mgcs@ust.hk.


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