The Faculty of Science boasts a long history of excellence in basic research and a team of outstanding scholars from around the world with a wide range of research expertise. We have about 150 professorial staff, 500 postgraduate students and comparable numbers of postdoctoral researchers and research staff. In recent years, the Faculty has also placed increasing emphasis on and achieved remarkable progress in applied and strategic areas of research.

The goal of the Faculty is to train the next generation of scientists and scientifically aware graduates and through its teaching and research to add significantly to scientific knowledge and practice.

The Faculty brings together the School of Biological Sciences and five Departments, namely, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics and Actuarial Sciences. Four of our Faculty members are members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and many are recipients of national and international awards and fellowships.

We have a State Key Laboratory in Synthetic Chemistry and three Areas of Excellence in research funded by the Research Grants Council, they are in the areas of Theory, Modeling and Simulation of Emerging Electronics, Chemical Biology Approach to Molecular Medicine and Molecular Functional Materials. We also have four interdisciplinary research centres: The HKU-TCL Joint Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, The HKU-UCAS Joint Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics, The Institute of Mathematical Research and The Swire Institute of Marine Science.

Programmes Offered
Title Abbreviation FT / PT
Master of Data Science MDASC FT / PT
Master of Science in Environmental Management MSc (EnvMan) FT / PT
Master of Science in the field of Applied Geosciences MSc (Applied Geosciences) FT / PT
Master of Science in the field of Food Industry: Management and Marketing MSc (Food Industry: Management and Marketing) PT
Master of Science in the field of Food Safety and Toxicology MSc (Food Safety & Toxicology) FT
Master of Science in the field of Space Science MSc (Space Science) FT / PT
Master of Statistics MStat FT / PT
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