The MSc program aims to prepare BSc graduates for employment and a career in analytical laboratories. This ranges from materials and forensic testing to environmental sampling and food quality control.  The application of modern analysis techniques to real work problems as well as physical principles underlying such methods will be covered.  In addition to core and elective lecture modules, the program also includes laboratory and project based practical courses, providing extensive hands-on experience.  The program may also be used as a stepping stone to a research postgraduate degree.


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a) UGC Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2022/23 (For LOCAL applicants only)

Our program has been recognized by the University Grants Council as one of the targeted programs of the Fellowships Scheme. Currently, through this scheme local applicants may be eligible to cap their tuition at HK$42,100 (prevailing rate of the UGC-funded programmes). Local applicants should enquire the availability of such fellowship upon application.

b) Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program

This Scholarship Program enables high-caliber Asian students from outside Hong Kong to pursue full-time masters’ studies at HKUST and build bridges across cultures. This Scholarship is meant to cover full tuition, lodging and daily subsistence. Applicants can apply for admission and AFLSP via Online Admissions System (OAS)

c) Academic Scholarship for MSc in Analytical Chemistry

Merit-based scholarships are available to encourage and reward performance among top students each semester. Details are as follows:

Full-time Students
First Prize Scholarship (HK$10,000)
Second Prize Scholarship (HK$6,000)
Third Prize Scholarship (HK$4,000)
Part-time Students
First-prize Scholarship (HK$5,000)


2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject (Chemistry)
No. 30 in the world

The Department of Chemistry

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