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AApplicable to students admitted in 2017-18 and thereafter

I) 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.

 

1) Required course: 3 Units

    • HIST6010

2) Elective courses: 9 Units

    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.

3) Thesis monitoring course is listed below: FT: 12 Units | PT: 18 Units

    • 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.

Total: FT: 24 Units | PT: 30 Units

 

II) Other Requirements

    • Students must fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. For details, please refer to Section 13.0 “Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies” of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage.
    • A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to fulfill the graduation requirement, unless special approval is granted by the Graduate Council.
    • Students are required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.
    • 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 IPL website:
    • 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.

 

III) Remarks

a) Fields of Specialisation 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.

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

I) 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.

 

1) Required course: 3 Units

    • HIST6010

2) Elective courses: 9 Units

    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.

3) Thesis monitoring course is listed below: FT: 12 Units | PT: 18 Units

    • 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.

Total: FT: 24 Units | PT: 30 Units

 

II) Other Requirements

    • Students must fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. For details, please refer to Section 13.0 “Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies” of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage.
    • A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to fulfill the graduation requirement, unless special approval is granted by the Graduate Council.
    • Students are required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.
    • 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 IPL website.

 

III) Remarks

a) Fields of Specialisation 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.

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