Taught Postgraduate


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Application Period

For all programmes except MSCCESF
2024 Autumn Term Admission for non-local applicants requiring student visas
For all programmes except MSCCESF
2024 Autumn Term Admission for applicants not requiring student visas
For MSCCESF programmes only
2024 Autumn Term Admission
For MSCCESF programmes only
2025 Spring Term Admission
Commencement of 2024 Autumn Term
Commencement of 2025 Spring Term
15 November 2023 – 31 May 2024
15 November 2023 – 31 July 2024
15 November 2023 - 29 February 2024
1 April 2024 - 31 July 2024
2 September 2024
13 January 2025

Useful Info

Duration of Study

Taught postgraduate programmes study duration normally range from one year to two years. Students can usually complete a full-time master’s degree programme in one year. For details, please check the programme description of individual programmes.

Languages of Instruction

Our programmes are delivered in English, Chinese or both of them depending on the medium of instruction of the courses offered under the programme concerned. You can consult the course code of a course for its medium of instruction.

A second character of the suffix of a course code indicates the medium of instruction: a suffix ‘C’ indicates that the medium of instruction is Chinese, a suffix 'E' indicates that the course is conducted in English; and a suffix ‘B’ (bilingual) denotes that the course is delivered in both English and Chinese.

Credit-Unit Requirements

The University adopts a credit-unit system. Each qualification stipulates a specific credit-unit requirement and each course carries a credit-unit value. As you pass courses prescribed under a qualification, you accumulate the credit-units toward that qualification.

Credit-unit requirements for taught postgraduate qualifications*
Postgraduate qualification
Total credit-units required
Postgraduate Certificate
Postgraduate Diploma
Master’s Degree

* Some qualifications may require a number of credit-units different from that indicated above. Please consult the Programme on offer page for details.


Interview may be required for admission. Applicants will be informed whether they are being shortlisted for interview and the interview arrangements. It is important that applicants check their application status regularly and make available to attend the interview.

Student Visa

Non-local applicants will receive instructions on how to apply for student visa/entry permit upon receiving our admission offer. It is important to apply for student visa as early as possible to ensure the student visa/entry permit can be obtained in time for commencement of study at the University. The University will act as a sponsor for student visa application, which takes 10-12 weeks to process.


Notification of results of the applications will normally be available online in around 8 weeks provided that all application documents have been submitted in full, however, this timing may differ for different programmes especially those which require interview arrangement as interview arrangements will be processed in batches. MSCCESF programme will notify applicants of their admission results in March and in September, for Autumn term and Spring term admissions respectively. Applicants are reminded to check emails regularly for updates. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified in writing.


Non-JUPAS (Local)

Mainland (NCEE)

Direct (Non-local)