1. Aims

To meet the demand on high quality and advanced chemical analysis in Hong Kong as well as the Greater China region, the Department of Chemistry of Hong Kong Baptist University has been offering a popular and successful taught postgraduate programme of MSc in Analytical Chemistry to train professionals working in analytical and testing industry since 1992.

This programme, which has the longest history and experience in Hong Kong and Asia-Pacific region, aims:
  • To provide an opportunity of further education for working professionals in the field of analytical chemistry testing, certification, and related areas;
  • To offer professional knowledge to the needs of public and industrial laboratories as well as research organizations; and
  • To ensure our graduates have an extensive knowledge and a critical understanding of the principles, theories, and applications of modern physico-chemical methods towards solving problems of chemical analysis.

2. Features

a) Excellence in Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Analysis
State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis (SKLEBA) – The FIRST and the ONLY one analytical chemistry related state key laboratory in Hong Kong

Two accredited testing laboratories under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) providing the highest quality and technical standard of chemical analysis – The UNIQUE feature among the universities in Hong Kong

b) Taught Courses, Structured Laboratory Works, and Supervised Research Works
To provide in-depth knowledge of modern analytical techniques and to understand the respective applications in real-life analytical problems

c) Professional Certification
The FIRST MSc programme in Hong Kong recognized by the Hong Kong Association for Testing, Inspection and Certification Ltd. (HKTIC) under the Professional Certification Scheme for Testing Personnel (PCSTP) that our graduates can be certified as a “Certified Testing Professional” (CTP) in “Chemical Testing”.

The FIRST and the ONLY one MSc programme in Hong Kong (as well as China) accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). With RSC accreditation, our graduates will fully satisfy the academic requirements for the award of Chartered Chemist (CChem).

Disclaimer: The awards of CTP and CChem are subject to the respective awarding bodies – HKTIC and RSC, respectively.

d) Exchange Opportunity in France
Our students can study abroad in the European School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials Science (ECPM) at the University of Strasbourg, France, for 1 semester.

e) UGC Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme
Our MSc programme in Analytical Chemistry is recognized by the University Grants Committee (UGC) that our local students are eligible to apply for the “fellowship” which the successful candidates will pay the tuition fee at the prevailing rate as the UGC-funded programmes (i.e., HK$42,100).

f) Scholarships
  • Prof. Huie, Carmen Wah-Kit Memorial Scholarship – Entrance Scholarship for full-time local and mainland students with academic merit
  • Overseas Scholarship – Entrance Scholarship for full-time non-local and non-mainland students with academic merit
  • Exchange Scholarship – for students participating in the exchange study
  • Merit Award – for students with good academic performance in study

g) Excellent prospects of employment and further study
High employment rate in the industrial field and chance of further study of MPhil and PhD in local and overseas after graduation

3. Enquiry

Programme Information – Department of Chemistry, HKBU
  • Ms. Cynthia CHEUNG
  • Tel.: (852) 3411-2407
  • Fax: (852) 3411-7348
  • Email: analchem@hkbu.edu.hk
  • RRS 806, Level 8, Sir Run Run Shaw Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Admission Requirements and Application - TPG Admissions
  • Website
  • Email: hkbu_tpg@hkbu.edu.hk
  • Address: AAB 904, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, Baptist University Road Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

4. Programme Brochure

5. Information of Short Courses

Programme Structure
(effective from AY2024-25)
Core Courses (12 units, 144 hours)

Analytical Process and Applied Statistics
(2 units)
Applied Spectroscopy (2 units)
Atomic Spectrometry (2 units)
Chemical Instrumentation (2 units)
Laboratory Management (2 units)
Separation Science (2 units)

Elective Courses (any 3 units, 36 hours)

Biomedical Analysis (1 unit)
Environmental Analysis (1 unit)
Food Nutrient Analysis (1 unit)
Food Safety Analysis (1 unit)
Forensic Analysis (1 unit)
Nanomaterial Analysis (1 unit)
Pharmaceutical Analysis (1 unit)
Sample Pretreatment Methods (1 unit)
Surface Analysis (1 unit)

Programme Duration

Full-time mode: 1 year
Part-time mode: 2 years