Lingnan University, a global leader in quality education and high-impact research, offers a wide range of research postgraduate (RPg) programmes across the arts and humanities, social sciences, science, and business studies. Lingnan provides its students and researchers with generous support which enables them to conduct research and undertake projects with high social relevance and impact.
The research work conducted at Lingnan was classified as “World Leading” and “Internationally Excellent” in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020 conducted by the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong. The RAE uses international benchmarks to identify the relative strengths of the city’s public universities. Over 50% of Lingnan’s submitted research output was rated either world leading or internationally excellent. Lingnan was placed first or second in the fields of Accountancy, Sociology and Anthropology, Social Work and Social Policy, and Philosophy, in terms of the percentage of its “World Leading” research work, while 56 percent of the university’s research achieved “Considerable or Outstanding Impact”.
A strong commitment to international collaboration
Lingnan was ranked third globally for “Quality Education” for two consecutive years in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2021 and 2022. Furthermore, in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, Lingnan showed significant advances in its international academic reputation, with 50% of its academic disciplines improving their positions in the rankings. Over 200 academic staff at Lingnan boast PhDs, and other advanced degrees, from some of the world’s most prestigious universities, including Cambridge, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Edinburgh, Harvard, NUS, Oxford, Peking, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCL, UCLA, and Yale. Building on the diverse range of research interests of faculty members, the University has a strong commitment to developing successful interdisciplinary research, as well as forging international partnerships and collaborative ties. Lingnan also ensures that its research projects inform teaching and knowledge transfer as well as contributing to academia.
Programmes across the arts, business, social sciences, and science
Lingnan offers 27 MPhil and PhD programmes across the arts, business, social sciences, and science disciplines. The University takes a student-centred learning approach, which ensures close and supportive thesis supervision while also encouraging intellectual creativity.
Because of the University’s numerous external partnerships, the options available to postgraduate students extend beyond Lingnan itself. These options include a number of full-time PhD programmes offered in collaboration with universities in Mainland China, including Shenzhen University, South China Normal University, South China University of Technology, and Wuhan University.
Significant opportunities for global exposure
To give student researchers more global exposure, and the opportunity to exchange ideas with other academics, Lingnan organises and takes part in international conferences on topics ranging from the development of higher education in a post-pandemic world to urban governance. The University also hosts seminars which focus on sharing research findings and the exploration of new opportunities for collaboration.
Experiential learning activities, such as sponsored field trips and overseas research visits, are open to all RPg students, regardless of their programmes and background.
For application details, please go to https://ln.edu.hk/rpg/.