For Postgraduate Research at the School of Biological Science we offer a stimulating and supportive environment for research and research training.

In postgraduate research programmes, students undertake supervised research leading to the production of a thesis over a prescribed period of time. Higher degrees available by research are:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, 3 or 4 years)

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil, 2 years)

Information for Current Students

Research postgraduates (RPGs) are required to take two compulsory courses and two elective courses, please check Course Modules for details.

Apart from completing the courses, RPGs should fulfill the requirements for confirmation of candidature, please visit FAQ in Graduate School.

Procedures for MPhil / PhD Thesis Submission, please click here

Procedures for Confirmation and Transfer of MPhil / PhD Candidature, please click here


Career Prospects

RPGs of the biological sciences find work in departments of government, food industries, hospitals, institutes, education, consultancies, non-governmental organizations, private sector and doing research in universities both locally and overseas.

For Postgraduate Resources, please visit Faculty of Science or Graduate School.