Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Important Note:

The programme will be opened for August 2020 intake. Application period is from 1 October 2019 - 31 January 2020. Click here for more details.

Click here for the application details for January 2021 intake.


We offer higher degree studies by research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in line with the increasing emphasis on research in the areas of Humanities, Education, Sciences and Physical Education.

Applicants reading the degree of PhD by research will pursue an independent but supervised research in an approved field of advanced study based on which a thesis should be between 70,000 to 100,000 words (including footnotes, but excluding appendices, references, maps, charts, statistical tables, graphs, illustrations, etc.) must be submitted. A PhD thesis written in the Chinese language should not exceed 200,000 Chinese characters. The award of the research degree is based entirely on the work presented in the thesis.

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For further information on course details, please contact Programme Leader: Associate Professor Chen Wenli

Comments from students in programme:

“My PhD focus is to analyse the distribution of leadership in supporting ICT implementation in schools. Working in LST has been an enriching experience, providing me with access to researchers who are willing to mentor and provide advice, as well as to fellow PhD students who share my struggle to understand different theories and methodologies. I also get to learn from various LST-initiatied ICT projects or invited reknown international researchers through regular Friday afternoon sharings.”

- Ho Pau Yuen Jeanne Marie