Offered jointly by Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University &
School of Geography, The University of Plymouth
Both HKBU and Plymouth are leading research universities with a critical mass of academics with complementary expertise in contemporary human, physical and environmental geography.
The joint PhD degree offers students an invaluable opportunity to develop and conduct academic research in a global and comparative context. Through inter-institutional collaboration, students will benefit not only from the complementarities in the expertise of two institutions, but also to enrich and raise their level of research excellence.
This 3-year joint PhD programme requires HKBU-based students to spend one year at Plymouth (UK) and two years at HKBU. Likewise, Plymouth-based students will spend one year at HKBU and two years at Plymouth. Students will be able to enjoy the academic and social facilities at both universities.
Each HKBU-based student will work with a team of two supervisors to design a programme of study that reflects the student's interest. A "Lead Supervisor" will be appointed from Department of Geography of HKBU, and a "Co-supervisor" appointed from School of Geography of Plymouth. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be conferred with a single PhD degee diploma with the official seal of both univerisities.
All aspects of the Programme, including coursework, thesis, meetings and administration will take place in English.