MPhil in Environmental Science
Normal Duration: 2 years (Full-time)
As a liberal arts university, Lingnan University aims to provide a unique postgraduate experience in Environmental Science by combining the expertise in the Science Unit with the three faculties (Arts, Social Sciences, and Business), as well as partnerships with local and international NGOs.
The Science Unit has five members whose research and teaching interests cover core areas of environmental science including ecology, evolution, geology, geography, urban studies, and environmental education.
The MPhil in Environmental Science Programme is the first ever science programme offered by the Science Unit at Lingnan University. It is a two-year full-time postgraduate programme and it is now inviting application for the second cohort starting in the academic year 2021-22. This programme will equip students with a strong theoretical background in environmental sciences, as well as provide a diversity of hands-on, experiential experiences needed to be successful in this field.
Key research areas:
Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation
Phylogenetics and population genetics
Freshwater and terrestrial ecology
Surveys of the wildlife trade in Asia
Development of new technologies to aid in wildlife trade enforcement
Urban Climate, Air Pollution, and Environmental Health
3D-GIS and spatial modelling
Environmental and social impact assessment (urban climate and air pollution)
Environmental epidemiology and health technologies
Environmental consciousness and sustainability
Science and Environmental Education
Application for Admission
Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly.
The University invites applications from 2 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. For details, please visit www.LN.edu.hk/sgs/docs/pgrad.
General Admission Requirements
An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally:a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; orb. have obtained an equivalent qualification; orc. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.
In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfil additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission.[Note: For IELTS and TOEFL qualifications for admission to 2020-21 intake and onwards, the University only accepts results that are within the validity period, viz. 2 years, from the time of submission of an admission application for the specific intake cohort.]
Additional Admission Requirement(s)
An applicant should hold a bachelor's degree with relevant majors including a variety of majors from the environmental sciences. Students who do not meet this requirement but show potential to integrate ideas across a variety of disciplines to advance environmental sciences may be considered.
In lieu of the TOEFL and IELTS scores, an applicant may obtain Grade C or above in the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language, or grade C or above in English Language in the Overseas General Certificate of Education (GCE).
Information for General Enquiries
Contact Person: Ms Mei ChanEmail: email@example.comPhone number: 2616-7412Fax number: 2616-5340Address: Room LCH116, 1/F, Lau Chung Him Building, Lingnan University, Fu Tei, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong