MPhil-PhD Programme in GPA Department of Government and Public Administration - CUHK


Division of Government and Public Administration

The discipline of Government and Public Administration is a systemic study of political phenomena. Since its establishment in 1970, our department has been committed to excellence in teaching and research. Today it is one of the most well established Departments in its discipline in Hong Kong. With our faculty members coming from diverse backgrounds and specialising in a wide range of areas, our Department provides not only a rich curriculum but also an exciting place to learn and to grow intellectually.


MPhil-PhD in Government and Public Administration Admission Code: GPA


This is a research-type programme leading to the degree of MPhil or PhD in Government and Public Administration. Students admitted to the MPhil stream and PhD stream will take the same courses, but with higher requirement for PhD students. MPhil students with outstanding results may apply for transferral to the PhD stream, whereas PhD students performing unsatisfactorily will be transferred to the MPhil stream. The programme thus provides flexibility for conversion between the two streams. 

Fields of Specialisation

Greater China, Comparative Politics, Public Administration, International Relations, Political Theory.

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the general qualification required for admission to the Graduate School.

Additional Application Information

For MPhil Stream – applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose indicating their topic of interest and research directions.

For PhD Stream – applicants are required to submit a writing sample such as a master thesis or a research paper, and a research proposal.

Admission Advisor

Prof. LANDRY, Pierre

Application Deadline

1 December 2018

For applicants who apply for PhD programme through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)


15 January 2019

For applicants who apply for MPhil/PhD programme directly with CUHK (i.e. non-HKPFS applicants)