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About the Programme

Programme Highlights

Our chemistry-empowered, innovative and comprehensive MSc programme aims to strengthen students’ knowledge to cope with ever-evolving challenges in the health and materials industries.


What will this MSc give you?

  • A comprehensive coverage on applications of chemical technologies in health and materials, with particular focus on drug discovery and development of novel materials
  • A wide range of compulsory and elective courses from drug design and synthesis, quality assurance, modern analysis techniques, to energy harvesting, conversion and storage, and technology transfer
  • An environment to foster an innovative mindset, with training in advanced transferable skills and ample opportunities for hands-on experience


Programme Summary

Programme Title Master of Science in the field of Chemical Technologies for Health and Materials
Abbreviation MSc(CTHM)
Offering Department

Department of Chemistry (host) with teaching staff from Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine and industrial experts.


Mode of Study


Study Period

Normative: 1.5 years

Tuition Fee

HK$240,000* for the 2024-25 intake. The fee shall normally be payable in three instalments over 1.5 years for full-time study.


In addition, students are required to pay Caution Money (HK$350, refundable on graduation subject to no claims being made) and Graduation Fee (HK$350). With effect from 2022-23, all full-time students will be charged a student activity fee of $100 per annum to provide support for activities of student societies and campus wide student events.

Expected graduation period for normal course of studies

Summer (July 2026)


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Department of Chemistry

The University of Hong Kong

(852) 2859 7919

(852) 2915 5176


Faculty of Science

The University of Hong Kong

(852) 3917 5287

(852) 2858 4620