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HKUST offers both research and taught postgraduate programs in a wide range of disciplines, leading to doctoral and master's degrees, and graduate diplomas.
Research Postgraduate Programs
  • Involve the completion of coursework and independent research, and successful defense of thesis
Normal Duration of Study (Full-time)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
4 years with a first degree only
3 years if a relevant research master's degree was earned prior to entering the PhD program
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
2 years
Taught Postgraduate Programs
  • Fulfill the coursework requirements and projects if any
Normal Duration of Study
Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Public Policy (MPP)
1 to 2 years as specified by individual programs
2 or 3 years as specified by individual programs
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
1 to 1.5 years
2 years
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
16 months
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
1 year
1.5 to 2 years
Please click below to browse the PG programs at HKUST.

PG Programs