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1. Who should attend?

  • Secondary school teachers

  • Researchers who want to update their knowledge in biological sciences

  • Professionals who want to understand what biochemical and biomedical sciences are, and to learn about their potential applications

  • Fresh graduates who wish to broaden their knowledge in biochemical and biomedical sciences.

2. What are the unique features of our M.Sc. programme?

  • Biochemistry is an experimental science where one learns by working in the laboratory as well as in the classroom. With this concept in mind, we offer a one-term laboratory course (BBMS6200 Methods in Biochemistry) to introduce both the theories and practical skills for biochemical and biomedical analysis. Not too many part-time programmes offer a lab course.

3. What is the period of study?

  • Full-time mode

       > Normative study period: 1 year         > Maximum study period: 3 year​s

  • Part-time mode

       > Normative study period: 2 years       > Maximum study period: 4 year​​s

4. What is the structure of the programme?

  • Please go to the "Programme" page for details

5. How much is the total fees of the M.Sc. programme? 

  • HK$143,000 for the whole programme (2023/24 admission), HK$5,958 per unit (subject to university approval)

  • HK$17,874 for each additional course 

6. Can you explain more about the M.Sc. project?

  • Each student is required to complete BBMS6500 Research Methods and Literature Review in Biochemical and Biomedical Sciences (offered in Term 1) and work on a M.Sc. Project (either literature or research type) under the supervision of a teaching staff 

  • Students doing a research project can go further by enrolling in BBMS6520 MSc Research Project (offered in Term 2)

7. When and where are the classes held?

  • All classes are scheduled on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons at CUHK.

8. What is the medium of instruction for the programme?

  • All MSc classes are conducted in English.

9. What are the assessment procedures?

  • Term papers and written examinations.  Final examinations will be held at the end of each term.  A student who has gained a grade of “D” or above in a course shall earn the units of that course.  

  • For M.Sc. Project, each student is required to submit a dissertation. All dissertations will be assessed by internal and/or external examiner(s).

  • Students, if any, fail in examination are required to pay additional course fee to re-take the course in the next academic year.

10. Are there any systems to monitor teaching quality and student progress?

  • Teaching quality is assessed by teaching evaluation questionnaires

  • Course coordinators will meet students regularly to discuss learning progress

  • Students who are not performing to the standard in class work or in the course examination will be appropriately counselled.

11. Is there any financial assistance?

  • Currently, we do not offer any scholarship to students.  However, there is a non-mean tested loan scheme provided by the Government Student Financial Assistance Agency.  Please refer the following websites for details:

       > Scholarship and Financial Aid (website:

       > Government Student Financial Assistance Agency (website:

12. Is there on-campus accommodation?

13. Can we use the facilities in CUHK?

  • Students are entitled to all University services (e.g. library and sports facilities) by presenting your CU link card. 

14. I am interested to apply for the M.Sc. programme. How do I apply?

  • Please go to the "Admission" page for details

15. What is the chance of pursuing a Ph.D. degree upon completion of the M.Sc. programme?

  • After finishing our MSc program, graduates can apply to our Ph.D. program.  It is a full-time by research program with financial support.

16. On-campus Parking

  • On campus parking is not recommended.  Parking coupons are available at the University Security Unit.

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