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Postgraduate Education


MSc - Programme Overview

The MSc OVS programme prepares the students for career development or enhancement in clinical ophthalmology, optometry, or visual sciences. Students will be equipped with the most updated and advanced knowledge in ophthalmology & visual sciences through understanding the scientific basis of investigative ophthalmology and pathogenesis of eye diseases. They will be taught clinical and basic research methodologies, develop the intellectual capability to critically appraise scientific works, complete an ophthalmology research project, and learn modern ophthalmic investigative technologies.

  Master of Science in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Pamphlet (click to download)


Admission requirement

All applicants should fulfill the general admission requirements and the English language proficiency requirement prescribed by the University’s Graduate School.

  • Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or

  • Graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" in undergraduate courses; or

  • Completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.

  • Possess a pass grade in English in one of the following examinations:
    - Hong Kong Advanced Level Exam. (AS Level);
    - Hong Kong Higher Level Exam;
    - CUHK Matriculation Exam; or

  • Have a degree from a university in Hong Kong or an English speaking country; or

  • Submit one of the following scores for assessment by the programmes concerned:
    - TOEFL;
    - GMAT (Verbal);
    - College English Test (CET) of PRC;
    - IELTS (Academic); or.

  • Have obtained a recognized professional qualification awarded in Hong Kong or an English speaking country.

  • Full-time (one-year course) or

  • part-time (two-year course)

  • English

Programme Requirement
  • Study Scheme: 8 teaching courses and 1 research project during a 49-week (fulltime) or 98-week (part-time) study period.

  • 40 contact hours in each course of lectures, small-group tutorials, assessment exercises and presentation sessions:
    1. Clinical Ophthalmology Update
    2. Animal Models & Research Methods
    3. Epidemiology & Medical Statistics
    4. Ocular Pathology I: Clinicopathology
    5. Ocular Pathology II: Cellular Basis of Pathogenesis
    6. Investigative Ophthalmology I: Vision & Imaging
    7. Investigative Ophthalmology II: Electrophysiology & Optics
    8. Genetic Eye Diseases
    9. Research Project

Tuition Fees
  • HK$98,000 (paid in two installments for full-time students and four installments for part-time students.)