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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)
UGC Targeted TPg Fellowships Scheme
30 fellowships awarded for MNurs local students in 2021/22. The fellowship students are required to pay a minimum tuition fee of HK$42,100, and the differences will be subsidised by the fellowships subject to a cap of HK$120,000 for each student.  
More details

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 and are required to complete the following courses making a total of 69 credits:



Taught Courses

  • 3 core (18 credits)
  • 3 track core (18 credits)
  • 3 elective (18 credits)

Capstone Experience

  • Translational Nursing Research course (6 credits)
  • Dissertation / Clinical Research Project* (9 credits)

* Clinical Research Project (for Paediatric Nursing Track and Perfusion Science Track only)

The assessment is based on a combination of practical examinations / tests (0-60%) and continuous assessments (40-100%).  Students 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 *

# Tracks are offered only if there is a viable number of students selecting that track.
* Offered to Part-time students only

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 subject to the availability of teaching resources and sufficient interest in the course.)


BL Wong Memorial Prize in Nursing Studies (Master of Nursing)

One prize shall be awarded to a student who has attained the highest total aggregate of marks in the MNurs Programme upon satisfactory completion of the Programme.

Lau Wing Kai Memorial Prizes

One prize shall be awarded to a student who has demonstrated the best performance in the first year of studies in the Part-time MNurs Programme.

Scholarship for Master of Nursing (Full-time)

Up to five scholarships, each of the value up to the full tuition fee of the MNurs Programme, shall be awarded each year to non-local students from low-income or lower-middle income countries* on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Students may be invited to a selection interview if necessary.

* Lists of low-income and lower-middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank will be adopted: and

Best Evidence Based Practice Dissertation/Clinical Research Project Award for Master of Nursing

One award shall be awarded to a student whose Dissertation/Clinical Research Project has been recommended as of the highest quality in the academic year according to the assessment criteria including the examiners’ comments and impact on nursing practices.

Conference Presentation and Publication Sponsorship

The Sponsorship shall be awarded to students who have presented in local/non-local conferences or published in journals with impact factors*

* List of journals with impact factors as defined in the “Incites Journal Citation Reports (” for the latest year will be adopted.

Please refer to the School’s student web for more details.

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.

A candidate shall achieve the English proficiency as specified by the University’s admission requirements for the taught postgraduate programmes:

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.

1st Session

November 23, 2020 (Monday)


5:30 – 6:30pm

Hybrid mode: Online via Zoom & School of Nursing, 21 Sassoon Road
2nd Session

December 21, 2020 (Monday)


5:30 – 6:30pm

Mode: Online via Zoom
3rd Session

January 25, 2021 (Monday)


5:30 – 6:30pm


Online via Zoom

4th session

February 25, 2021 (Thursday)


4:45 – 5:45pm


Online via Zoom

5th session

March 29, 2021 (Monday)


5:30 – 6:30pm


Online via Zoom

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 

The following documents should be submitted to the HKU School of Nursing as soon as you have completed the online application either by post or in person:

  • Originals or certified true copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates;
  • Certified true copy of HKID;
  • 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 official score report (if applicable); and
  • 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:

1st round:  12:00 noon (GMT +8), February 26, 2021
2nd round: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), April 16, 2021


*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.