Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Important Note:

The programme is open for the January 2019 intake with application period from 2 April - 18 June 2018. To apply, please click here .


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 not exceeding 80,000 words must be submitted. A PhD thesis written in the Chinese language should not exceed 300,000 Chinese characters. The award of the research degree is based entirely on the work presented in the thesis.

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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