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Doctor of Philosophy

Qualification for Admissions
  • Recognised Master's degree
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (or equivalent)
  • Relevant working experience and provide proof of research capability.
  • Applicants should fulfil the "English Language Proficiency Requirement" as stipulated by the Graduate School. Please refer to the "Postgraduate Prospectus" or website: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk for details.
Period of Study
*For students with a research master’s degree:
Full-time programme: 36 months (maximum period of study: 72 months)
Part-time programme: 48 months (maximum period of study: 84 months)

*For students without a research master’s degree:
Full-time programme: 48 months (maximum period of study: 84 months)
Part-time programme: 64 months (maximum period of study: 100 months)

*The University reserves absolute discretion to decide whether the degree possessed by a student is a research master’s degree or not.
Programme Description
This programme combines seminars with independent research in an individually designed course of study under the guidance of a supervisor and two or three other advisors. The programme reflects the mission of the Department and is based on the premise that physical activity is a health-related behaviour that influences the well-being of individuals. It is from this perspective that post-graduate students can study physical activity and exercise using a physiological, psychological, biomechanical, pedagogical or sociological approach. Consequently, all of the research conducted in the Department is focused on physical activity in terms of its contribution to related fields of sports medicine, health and exercise.
Programme Requirements
In addition to the research study or studies conducted, students may be required to enrol in formal courses of lectures within the Graduate Division of Education and in other divisions of the University as deemed necessary.
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