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¿Qué aprenderé?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program is broad-based research postgraduate programs that embrace a wide spectrum of environmental interests. The programs serve as an innovative platform for interdisciplinary research involving scientific, technological, environmental socio-economic and policy challenges. The programs also provide students with the background to solve complex environmental problems and to engage in interdisciplinary environmental research that can have a high impact on Hong Kong and the world. Co-supervision on student thesis work is a core feature in the programs, an approach that enhances the interdisciplinary education experience for students. Currently, the research concentrations include:

  • Air quality and built environment
  • Climate change and adaptations
  • Environmental data analysis
  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Environmental policy and management
  • Environmental pollution and health
  • Physical/Biophysical oceanography and ecosystem modeling
  • Planning and design for sustainable development
  • Sustainability, energy and environment

The PhD Program seeks to train students in original research and to cultivate the independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful career in research, management or policy formulation in this area. A candidate for a PhD degree is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the chosen discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the discipline.

Offered by the Division of Environment and Sustainability, the programs are supported with the following research foci and state-of-the-art facilities. It aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of environmental science and related policies so as to help increase their abilities in tackling the environment and generating meaningful solutions.

Research Foci

The Division’s main areas of focus are:

  • Atmospheric science and air pollution
  • Climate change policy and adaptations
  • Sustainability and environmental economics
  • Healthy living environment

We also work at the points where these areas intersect, such as the scientific understanding of management strategies and policy formulations.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Division of Environment and Sustainability

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
HK$42.100,00 (US$ 5.365) por año
Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado June 2023

Más detalles

Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2022

Lugar

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Clear Water Bay,

Sai Kung, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants seeking admission to a doctoral degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree with a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution; or presented evidence of satisfactory work at the postgraduate level on a full-time basis for at least one year, or on a part-time basis for at least two years. Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments: TOEFL- iBT: 80; TOEFL- pBT: 550; TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections); IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5; Applicants don't need to present TOEFL or IELTS score if their first language is English, or they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Applicants seeking admission to a doctoral degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree with a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution; or presented evidence of satisfactory work at the postgraduate level on a full-time basis for at least one year, or on a part-time basis for at least two years.

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:

  • TOEFL- iBT: 80*
  • TOEFL- pBT: 550
  • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5

* refers to the total score in one single attempt

Applicants don't need to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

  • their first language is English, or
  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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