We offer more than 160 postgraduate (Master’s and doctoral degrees, postgraduate diploma), undergraduate and sub-degree programmes, supported by over 1,200 academic staff from all over the world.
PolyU has secured the 18th place in the recently released Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018, rising two places from last year’s ranking. In this league table, institutions are ranked according to their performance in teaching, research, citation, international outlook and industry income.
PolyU takes pride in offering a wide range of tailor-made programmes for different professions, ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate and further. PolyU is confident to keep realising our motto and fulfil our goal to nurture students as critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders.
To give prospective applicants first-hand information on the master’s degree programmes, we hold “PolyU Info Day for Taught Postgraduate Programmes” on PolyU Campus annually. In every year, around 70 information seminars and programme consultation sessions are organised by the eight Faculties / Schools: Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, Faculty of Business, Faculty of Construction and Environment, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, School of Design, and School of Hotel and Tourism Management. Usually, applications to PolyU taught postgraduate programmes are invited from late September. Students can earn a PolyU master’s degree in corresponding discipline upon completion of the programme at PolyU.
PolyU postgraduate programmes (master’s and doctoral degrees, postgraduate diploma) are well received by undergraduates or lifelong learners. PolyU offers an array of master’s degree programmes which allow learners to advance in their fields or even develop expertise in a new area. Earning a PolyU master’s degree takes about one to two years, depending on the mode of study. Similar to the undergraduate classes, PolyU master’s degree programmes tend to be course-based. The classes are usually conducted as seminars with a great deal of discussion. PolyU taught postgraduate programmes generally include coursework with assessments that are chosen to suit the circumstances and practice of the selected discipline. Some PolyU postgraduate programmes may provide the final year students with opportunities for showcasing their graduating works. For example, PolyU postgraduates in Fashion and Textile Design need to stage graduation fashion show. Their graduating works will be exhibited at PolyU’s Fashion and Textiles Resource Centre.
PolyU has attained a remarkable admissions profile for the 2018/19 academic year. For the JUPAS applicants admitted by PolyU this year, their average score for the Best 5 DSE subjects is 23.2. The top achiever, who scored 35, is now studying Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy. (For details of the average DSE score of PolyU's 2018/19 admittees. Among the 46 full-time UGC-funded undergraduate programmes of PolyU, “Broad Discipline of Hotel and Tourism Management” was the most popular one, being chosen by 958 JUPAS applicants as their first choice. “Scheme in Design” and “Nursing” placed second and third, attracting 639 and 494 JUPAS applicants respectively.
PolyU holds its annual Education Info Day on campus to provide JUPAS and non-JUPAS applicants with the most updated information of its full-time undergraduate and higher diploma programmes. JUPAS admissions talks for DSE students and admissions talks for non-JUPAS applicants are arranged on the day to help prospective students plan ahead for their future studies in the University. No matter you are JUPAS or non-JUPAS applicants, you are welcome to join PolyU Education Info Day. For those non-JUPAS local applicants with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualifications, they may consider programmes offering senior year admissions / top-up programmes. For those non-JUPAS local applicants with non-HKDSE results / international qualifications / National University Entrance Examination results, they may consider programmes offering year one admissions. Normally, non-JUPAS Applicants can submit their applications starting from late September.