Programs

Postgraduate Programs

 

MPhil / PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)

The MPhil/PhD Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM) is a broad-based research postgraduate program that embraces a wide spectrum of environmental interests. It serves as an innovative platform for interdisciplinary research involving scientific, technological, environmental socioeconomic and policy challenges.

The ESPM program trains students in original research and seeks to cultivate the independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful career in research, management or policy formulation in this area. It provides students with the background to solve complex environmental problems and to engage in interdisciplinary environmental research that can have a high impact on Hong Kong, the region and globally.

The program’s research focus includes the following areas and their interface:

  • Atmospheric science and air pollution
  • Oceanic science and water pollution
  • Climate change policy and adaptations
  • Sustainability
  • Healthy living environment.

To facilitate interdisciplinary research, students will be co-supervised by faculty members of the Division who have been appointed jointly with other schools.

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MSc / PGD in Environmental Science and Management (EVSM)

The MSc/PGD in Environmental Science and Management (EVSM) prepares participants to tackle the rapidly developing environmental issues in Hong Kong and the surrounding region.

The multidisciplinary program offers a unique opportunity to combine advanced environmental science and management courses with engineering electives to help broaden capabilities. It strengthens knowledge in important environmental concepts and enhances the ability to apply these concepts to local, regional and global environmental problems.

The Postgraduate Diploma provides flexibility for students who are unable to commit the time and financial resources required by the MSc.

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MPhil / PhD in Public Policy (PP)

The MPhil/PhD in Public Policy program provides rigorous training in public policy research to academically outstanding students aspiring to pursue a career in policy research and teaching. Given the breadth and depth of research faculty expertise across departments and schools in HKUST, students in the Public Policy program will have the opportunity to specialize in one of the following four policy areas:

  1. Science, Technology and Innovation policy

  2. Environmental Policy and Sustainability

  3. Social Changes and Public Policy

  4. China’s Development Policy

To facilitate interdisciplinary research, students enrolled in the Program will be co-supervised by faculty members of the Division who have been appointed jointly with other schools.

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