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Taught Postgraduate


Master of Nursing Programme

Master of Nursing Programme
Programme Overview
The Master of Nursing (MNurs) Programme provides opportunities for nurse graduates to prepare for advanced practice nursing in keeping with the rapid changes in health care in Hong Kong.

MNurs Programme Leaflet 

Study mode and duration
Part-time (6 semesters spread across 2 academic years) or 
Full-time (3 semesters spread across 1 academic year) 

The MNurs Programme offers a part-time study mode, which consists of six semesters over two academic years and a full-time study mode of one academic year in duration.

Students begin their studies in September each year. The Programme consists of 3 Core courses (18 credits), 3 Track Core courses (18 credits), 3 elective courses (18 credits) and capstone experience which includes a Translational Nursing Research course (6 credits) and a dissertation / clincal research project (for the Perfusion Science Track only) (9 credits), making a total of 69 credits. The assessment is based on a combination of practical examinations / tests (0-60%) and continuous assessments (40-100%). Candidates are also required to submit a dissertation or clinical research project to the satisfaction of the examiner(s).

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be employed to provide the best learning environment for students. Examples of teaching and learning methods are lectures, seminars, tutorials, problem-based learning (PBL) and clinical work.

Students may join one of the following tracks:

  • Advanced Surgical Nursing
  • Community and Public Health Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Gerontology Nursing
  • Health Care Management and Leadership
  • Infection Control Nursing*
  • Paediatric Nursing# *
  • Perfusion Science# * NEW!!

* Offered to Part-time students only
# Subject to the University’s approval

Further information on the Programme can be found in the Programme's Regulations and Syllabuses. (Note: not all elective courses on the syllabuses will be offered in any given year. It is subjected to the availability of teaching resources and sufficient interest in the course.)

To be eligible for admission to the curriculum leading to the degree of Master of Nursing, candidates shall:

  1. comply with the General Regulations;
  2. comply with the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;
  3. be a Registered Nurse holding a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from this University, or from another university, or comparable institution accepted for this purpose; and
  4. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

For non-local candidates who have obtained a nurse licence in their country will also be eligible for application of the Programme. Please refer to the “Admission & Enquiries” tab for requested supporting documents.

In addition to satisfying the Programme's admission requirements, applicants who seek admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to satisfy the University's English Language Requirements.

The BL Wong Memorial Prize in Nursing Studies (Master of Nursing) and the Lau Wing Kai Memorial Prizes have been established for awarding students who have outstanding performance in the Master of Nursing Programme.

Subject to the University's approval, a scholarship for full-time non-local students from developing countries covering the full tuition fee would be offered from the September 2019 intake. Further details will be provided upon approval by the University.

1st Session

January 23, 2019 (Wednesday)


5:15 – 6:15 pm


Lecture Hall
4/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building
15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

2nd Session

February 20, 2019 (Wednesday)


4:00 – 5:00 pm

Venue: LT4, G/F, William MW Mong Block,
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine,
21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam
3rd Session

March 4, 2019 (Monday)


5:15 – 6:15 pm


CPD-2.19, 2/F Run Run Shaw Tower,
Centennial Campus,
The University of Hong Kong
(MTR HKU Station Exit C1)

4th Session

April 1, 2019 (Monday)


5:30 – 6:30 pm


Lecture Hall
4/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building
15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

School of Nursing

4/F, William WM Mong Block
21 Sassoon Road
Hong Kong

Contact Information

Tel:        3917 6604
Fax:       2872 6079


Application can be submitted online via January 2019.

Please be reminded to provide the below supporting documents* either by post or by email:

  • Originals or certified true copies of academic transcripts
  • Certified true copies of Certificate of Registration and valid practising certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong or the nursing authority in your own country.
  • Two academic referee’s reports.
  • TOEFL/IELTS office score report (if required).
  • Other documents which you would like to bring the attention of the University.

* For admission purpose, transcripts, diplomas, certificates and other relevant documents which are not in English should be accompanied by a certified translation in English. Certified translation may be provided by your home institution.

Application deadline:
Part-time: 12:00nn (HKT), April 4, 2019
Full-time: 12:00nn (HKT), April 15, 2019



*This information has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.