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Description of the Courses

MPhil and PhD programs

The MPhil Degree is 24 months (full time) or 36 months (part time) beginning on Sept 1 or January 1.

The 3-year PhD Degree is 36 months (full time) or 54 months (part time).

The 4-year PhD Degree is 48 months (full time) or 72 months (part time).

During their candidature students undertake Coursework and a Thesis.

Coursework

For Students registered in or after September 2021

Students must complete:

Module 1: GRSC6100 Doing Research @ HKU (2 hours)
Module 2: GRSC6106/GRSC6104 Introduction to Qualitative/Quantitative Research Methods (Humanities) (3 hours)
Module 3: GRSC6120/ GRSC6140 Introduction to Thesis Writing (3 hours)
Module 4: GRSC6101 Responsible Conduct of Research (3 hours)
Module 5: GRSC6102 Stream-based Responsible Conduct of Research (3 hours)
Module 6: GRSC6108/ GRSC6138 Professional Development Training (12 hours)
SMLC7002: Research Colloquium I
SMLC7021: Research Colloquium II

* Students may take SMLC7003: Research Methods (The Humanities and the Area Studies) in lieu of GS compulsory Module 2 when it is offered.

See full details of GRSC courses on Graduate School’swebsite:
https://gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/current-students/courses-workshops-dialogues-career-preparation/coursework-enrolment/graduate-school-courses

These courses are assessed on a Pass/Fail basis.

For Students registered between September 2013 and August 2021

Student must complete:

SMLC7002: Research Colloquium I
SMLC7003: Research Methods (The Humanities and the Area Studies)
GRSC6020: Introduction to Thesis Writing (The Humanities and Related Disciplines)
GRSC6008: Transferrable Skills
SMLC7021: Research Colloquium II
GRSC6030: Research Ethics for Graduate Students (Faculties of Arts and Architecture)

Students may also take up to two further courses from another School, if given permission by their supervisor and the Chair of the DRPC. However, passing such additional courses does not form part of the coursework requirement of the School.

Students may elect to replace the following courses taught in the Graduate School with SMLC7003 when offered:

GRSC6034 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods (The Humanities and Related Disciplines) GRSC6036 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (The Humanities and Related Disciplines)

Thesis

MPhil students complete a thesis that is normally around 50,000 words long under the guidance of their supervisors.

PhD students complete a thesis that is normally around 90,000 words long under the guidance of their supervisors.

   
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