Important Academic Reminder
- All students are required to take a Thesis Guidance course (HIST8001) in each term until their theses are finally submitted.
- All students are required to complete 9 units of coursework in addition to the required courses. Subject to supervisor’s approval, student may choose to take no more than 3 units of HIST4000-level course. For students taking a course in the undergraduate curriculum, assignments for them are usually more research-oriented than that for undergraduates and are designed and given by the teachers concerned.
- The required courses (M.Phil.: HIST6010; Ph.D.: HIST7010) and HIST8001 will be pre-assigned to new students and current students who have never taken these courses before the Course Registration Period. Students who intend to drop the required course(s) have to submit a written application to the Division for consideration.
- Students taking HIST6101/7101 “Independent Studies” are required to submit the form “Intention to Take HIST6101/7101 Independent Studies” to the Division during the Course Registration Period.
- Supervision: Supervisor is assigned upon admission. All new students are required to return the “Tentative Thesis Title Record Form” to Division Office by 30 November.
- All students are required to complete Online Study Plan and Progress Report with approval by their supervisor(s) and the Division Head in October/November and June/July of each academic year.
- A student who obtains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the preceding term or receives a failure grade in HIST8001 will be put on academic probation. A student cannot submit a thesis while on academic probation.
- All students are required to complete the IPL course on “Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research”. Please visit IPL website for details.
- Students admitted in 2017-18 and thereafter, 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.
- Termination of studentship and study is regulated by guidelines of the Graduate School. Please visit the Graduate School’s Homepage for details.
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