Abbreviation FT / PT
MBuddhStud FT / PT

The Master of Buddhist Studies (MBuddhStud) programme, offered in collaboration with the Centre of Buddhist Studies, offers high-quality teaching on the fundamental understanding and in-depth analysis of Buddhism from textual, doctrinal and historical perspectives. It further aims to provide training in the practical use of Buddhist teachings in modern societies, and offers a critical review of Buddhism in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the region. Topics include the history and doctrines of the different Buddhist traditions, contemporary Buddhism, and Buddhism as applied in counselling, palliative care and psychotherapy, with particular reference to current scholarly research.

The programme is intended both for professionals such as teachers, psychologists, social workers and counsellors, who are interested in applying Buddhist teachings in their daily work, and for individuals interested in studying Buddhism as a means of spiritual development. It also serves as an excellent basis for candidates planning to study for research degrees in the field.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year, with classes on weekday evenings and weekends)
Part Time (two years, with classes on weekday evenings and weekends)

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements
  1. A Bachelor's degree with good honours from a recognised universiy, or equivalent qualifications.
  2. Candidates who do not hold a Bachelor's degree with honours of this University or another qualification of equivalent standard may in exceptional circumstances be permitted to register if they demonstrate adequate preparation for studies at a Master's degree level and satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination.
Programme Admissions Advisor
Dr Guang Xing
Tel: 3917 2847
Fax: 2549 3040