The Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of History Department of History
Study Scheme

Applicable to students admitted in 2017-18 and thereafter

(1) Coursework Requirement

Students with a research master's degree are required to complete a minimum of 24 units (for full-time students) / 30 units (for part-time students) of coursework for graduation.

(a) Required course:

  1. HIST6010
3 Units

(b) Elective courses:

  1. HIST5000- and HIST6000-level courses, which have not been taken for credit before.
  2. Subject to supervisors' recommendation and Division Head's approval, students may choose up to 3 units of HIST6101 "Independent Studies" offered by supervisor, co-supervisor, or other teachers to fulfill the requirement in (i).
  3. Subject to supervisors' recommendation and Division Head's approval, students are allowed to choose up to 3 units of HIST4000-level course in the undergraduate curriculum, and these will count towards minimum course units for graduation if they achieve a course grade of B- or above.
9 Units

(c) Thesis monitoring course is listed below:

  1. Thesis preparation: A student is required to take HIST8001 "Thesis Guidance" in each term until his/her thesis is finally submitted. The course carries a total of 3 ungraded pass-or-fail units in each term. The student's performance will be shown on record but will not be counted towards the calculation of GPA.
FT: 12 Units
PT: 18 Units
Total: FT: 24 Units / PT: 30 Units

(2) Other Requirements

  1. Students are required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.
  2. A student who obtains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the preceding term or receives a failure grade in thesis monitoring course (for Research Postgraduate Programmes) will be put on academic probation. For details, please refer to Clause 13.0 "Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies" of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.
  3. Complete an Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) module on "Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research". This will be an online module and relevant information can be accessed from the website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html
  4. Students are required to complete an online Research Ethics Training (RET) module on “Publication Ethics” offered by the Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services (ORKTS) and obtain a valid Publication Ethics Certificate for graduation. Relevant information can be accessed from the RET website at https://www.research-ethics.cuhk.edu.hk/web/.
 

(3) Remarks

(a) Fields of Specialization include:

  1. History of Traditional China
  2. History of Modern China
  3. Pre-Modern World History*
  4. Modern World History*
  5. History of Hong Kong
  6. Comparative History
  7. Public History
 

(b) Students admitted to the Gender Studies/History Programme will be exempted from two elective courses.

Note: * The field of World History covers Europe, America, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific.  

Applicable to students admitted in 2012-13 to 2016-17

(1) Coursework Requirement

Students with a research master's degree are required to complete a minimum of 24 units (for full-time students) / 30 units (for part-time students) of coursework for graduation.

(a) Required course:

  1. HIST6010
3 Units

(b) Elective courses:

  1. HIST5000- and HIST6000-level courses, which have not been taken for credit before.
  2. Subject to supervisors' recommendation and Division Head's approval, students may choose up to 3 units of HIST6101 "Independent Studies" offered by supervisor, co-supervisor, or other teachers to fulfill the requirement in (i).
  3. Subject to supervisors' recommendation and Division Head's approval, students are allowed to choose up to 3 units of HIST4000-level course in the undergraduate curriculum, and these will count towards minimum course units for graduation if they achieve a course grade of B- or above.
9 Units

(c) Thesis monitoring course is listed below:

  1. Thesis preparation: A student is required to take HIST8001 "Thesis Guidance" in each term until his/her thesis is finally submitted. The course carries a total of 3 ungraded pass-or-fail units in each term. The student's performance will be shown on record but will not be counted towards the calculation of GPA.
FT: 12 Units
PT: 18 Units
Total: FT: 24 Units / PT: 30 Units

(2) Other Requirements

  1. Students are required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.
  2. A student who obtains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the preceding term or receives a failure grade in thesis monitoring course (for Research Postgraduate Programmes) will be put on academic probation. For details, please refer to Clause 13.0 "Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies" of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.
  3. Complete an Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) module on "Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research". This will be an online module and relevant information can be accessed from the website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html
 

(3) Remarks

(a) Fields of Specialization include:

  1. History of Traditional China
  2. History of Modern China
  3. Pre-Modern World History*
  4. Modern World History*
  5. History of Hong Kong
  6. Comparative History
  7. Public History
 

(b) Students admitted to the Gender Studies/History Programme will be exempted from two elective courses.

Note: * The field of World History covers Europe, America, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific.  

Applicable to students admitted in 2010-11 to 2011-12

(1) Coursework Requirement

Students with a research master's degree are required to complete a minimum of 24 units (for full-time students) / 30 units (for part-time students) of coursework for graduation.

(a) Required Course:

  1. HIST6010
3 Units

(b) Elective Courses:

  1. HIST5000- and HIST6000-level courses, which have not been taken for credit before.
  2. Subject to supervisor's recommendation and Division Head's approval, students may choose up to 3 units of HIST6101 "Independent Studies" offered by supervisor, co-supervisor, or other teachers to fulfill the requirement in (i).
  3. Subject to supervisor's recommendation and Division Head's approval, students are allowed to choose up to 3 units of HIST4000-level course in the undergraduate curriculum, and these will count towards minimum course units for graduation if they achieve a course grade of B- or above.
9 Units

(c) Thesis monitoring course is listed below:

  1. Thesis preparation: A student is required to take HIST8001 "Thesis Guidance" in each term until his/her thesis is finally submitted. The course carries a total of 3 ungraded pass-or-fail units in each term. The student's performance will be shown on record but will not be counted towards the calculation of GPA.
FT: 12 Units
PT: 18 Units
Total: FT: 24 Units / PT: 30 Units

(2) Other Requirements

  1. Students are required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.
  2. IT proficiency Test. (Please refer to "Student IT Competence" http://www.sitc.cuhk.edu.hk.)
  3. A student who obtains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the preceding term or receives a failure grade in thesis monitoring course (for Research Postgraduate Programmes) will be put on academic probation. For details, please refer to Clause 13.0 "Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies" of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.
  4. Complete an Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) module on "Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research". This will be an online module and relevant information can be accessed from the website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html
 

(3) Remarks

(a) Fields of Specialization include:

 
  1. History of Traditional China
  2. History of Modern China
  3. Pre-Modern World History*
  4. Modern World History*
  5. History of Hong Kong
  6. Comparative History
  7. Public History
 

(b) Students admitted to the Gender Studies/History Programme will be exempted from two elective courses.

 
Note: * The field of World History covers Europe, America, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific.  

Applicable to students admitted in 2009-10

(1) Coursework Requirement

Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 units (for full-time students) / 30 units (for part-time students) of coursework for graduation.

(a) Required courses:

  1. HIST6010 [HIS7010]
3 Units

(b) Elective courses:

  1. HIST5000- and HIST6000 [HIS7000]-level courses. At least 3 units of either "Selected Themes", "Reading Seminar", or "Special Topics" courses, which have not been taken for credit before.
  2. Subject to supervisor's approval, no more than 3 units of HIST6101 [HIS8011] "Independent Studies" offered by supervisor, co-supervisor, or other teachers can be taken to fulfil the requirement in (i).
  3. Subject to supervisor's approval, students are allowed to choose up to 3 units of HIST4000 [HIS3000]-level course in the undergraduate curriculum, and these will count towards minimum course units for graduation if they achieve a course grade of B- or above.
9 Units

(c) Thesis monitoring course is listed below:

  1. Thesis Preparation: Both full-time and part-time students are required to take HIST8001 [HIS900T] "Thesis Guidance" in each term until their theses are finally submitted. It carries a total of 3 ungraded pass-or-fail units in each term. The student's performance will be shown on record but will not be counted towards the calculation of GPA.
FT: 12 Units
PT: 18 Units
Total: FT: 24 Units / PT: 30 Units

(2) Other Requirements

  1. Students are required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.
  2. IT Proficiency Test. (Please refer to "Student IT Competence" http://www.sitc.cuhk.edu.hk.)
  3. A student who obtains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the preceding term or receives a failure grade in thesis monitoring course (for Research Postgraduate Programmes) will be put on academic probation. For details, please refer to Clause 13.0 "Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies" of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.
  4. Complete an Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) module on "Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research". This will be an online module and relevant information can be accessed from the website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html
 

(3) Remarks

(a) Fields of Specialization include:

  1. History of Traditional China
  2. History of Modern China
  3. Pre-Modern World History*
  4. Modern World History*
  5. History of Hong Kong
  6. Comparative History
  7. Public History
 

(b) Students admitted to the Gender Studies/History Programme will be exempted from two elective courses.

 
Notes: [ ] Old course code used in 2009-10 and before.
  * The field of World History covers Europe, America, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific.
 

Applicable to students admitted in 2008-09

(1) Coursework Requirement

Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 units (for full-time students) / 30 units (for part-time students) of coursework for graduation.

(a) Required courses:

  1. HIST6010 [HIS7010]
3 Units

(b) Elective courses:

  1. HIST5000- and HIST6000 [HIS7000]-level courses. At least 3 units of either "Selected Themes", "Reading Seminar", or "Special Topics" courses, which have not been taken for credit before.
  2. Subject to supervisor's approval, no more than 3 units of HIST6101 [HIS8011] "Independent Studies" offered by supervisor, co-supervisor, or other teachers can be taken to fulfil the requirement in (i).
  3. Subject to supervisor's approval, no more than 6 units of HIST4000 [HIS3000]-level courses can be taken to fulfil the requirement in (i).
9 Units

(c) Thesis monitoring course is listed below:

  1. Thesis Preparation: Both full-time and part-time students are required to take HIST8001 [HIS900T] "Thesis Guidance" in each term until their theses are finally submitted. It carries a total of 3 ungraded pass-or-fail units in each term. The student's performance will be shown on record but will not be counted towards the calculation of GPA.
FT: 12 Units
PT: 18 Units
Total: FT: 24 Units / PT: 30 Units

(2) Other Requirements

  1. Students are required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.
  2. IT Proficiency Test. (Please refer to "Student IT Competence" http://www.sitc.cuhk.edu.hk.)
  3. A student who obtains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the preceding term or receives a failure grade in thesis monitoring course (for Research Postgraduate Programmes) will be put on academic probation. For details, please refer to Clause 13.0 "Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies" of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.
  4. Complete an Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) module on "Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research". This will be an online module and relevant information can be accessed from the website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html
 

(3) Remarks

(a) Fields of Specialization include:

  1. History of Traditional China
  2. History of Modern China
  3. Pre-Modern World History*
  4. Modern World History*
  5. History of Hong Kong
  6. Comparative History
  7. Public History
 

(b) Students admitted to the Gender Studies/History Programme will be exempted from two elective courses.

 
Notes: [ ] Old course code used in 2009-10 and before.
  * The field of World History covers Europe, America, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific.