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Faculty of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chinese Medicinal Pharmacy

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chinese Medicinal Pharmacy

FacultyFaculty of Science and Technology

Programme NameBachelor of Science (Honours) in Chinese Medicinal Pharmacy

Programme CodeST125204
- Application for self-financed places in Year-3 Entry via Through-train Scheme
(Applicable to VTC Higher Diploma Final Year Students and Graduates Only) 

- Application for self-financed places in Year-1 Entry via VTC Admission S6 Portal ; 
- Application for self-financed places in Year-3 Entry via VTC Web-based Admission System ;
- Application for Mainland Student via Mainland Admission System


Mode, Year of Study Accepting Entry & Duration of StudyFull-time: 4 Years (Year-1 Entry) / 2 Years (Year-3 Entry)
Work-Study Scheme : 2 Years (Year-3 Entry)
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Medium of InstructionChinese and English

Venue(s)Programme core modules conducted at Tsing Yi campus and some General Education (GE) elective modules on other campuses

Qualifications Framework

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chinese Medicinal Pharmacy is recognised under the QF
QF Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 19/000688/L5

Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2024


Programme Aims

This Programme aims to provide students with a degree qualification in CM Pharm so as to support manpower training of the CM Pharm industry. The key mission is to provide an integrated CM Pharm programme to students so they can cope with complex and modernisation requirements in CM Pharm industry. This Programme will equip students with solid understanding of both traditional and scientific knowledge, practical skills and techniques to undertake professional CM Pharm practice. Students’ critical thinking skills will be developed to assist them as supervisors or managers in their careers. This Programme also aims to facilitate students to acquire the values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning with the goal of contributing to the industry’s human capital needs.

Career Prospects

  • CM pharmacists in clinics
  • Professional QA or QC in pharmaceutical manufactures
  • Technicians of testing or authentication
  • Proprietary Chinese medicine (pCm) registration officers

Professional Recognition

  1. Graduates of the Programme may be nominated as responsible persons or deputies for the supervision of the manufacturing process of proprietary Chinese medicines (section 132(1)(b) of Cap. 549) or as responsible persons or deputies for the supervision of the dispensing of Chinese herbal medicines (section 114(2)(b) of Cap. 549) after accumulating six months of relevant practical experience.
  2. Graduates of the Programme are eligible to apply for membership of the Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Pharmacists Association.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements for Year 1:

Please refer to the General Entrance Requirements for details 
Programme-specific Requirements:
  1. For HKDSE, a maximum of two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects can be counted for admission purpose. Relevant ApL subjects include: Foundation in Chinese Medicine, Fundamental Health Care, Health Care Practice, Medical Laboratory Science.
  2. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.


Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.


  1. Additional core modules are required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. Applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English.
  3. For enquiry please contact Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2176 1505 / 2176 1030 or Email:



  1. The programme provides a solid foundation in academic competence and research capability for students aspiring for further studies.  Graduates are eligible to enroll in a taught Master level or to register for research post-graduate degree programmes.
  2. Many Chinese Medicine institutions in Mainland China also offer Chinese Medicine post-graduate programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • The tuition fees are charged according to the number of credit points taken during a semester.
  • The tuition fee for academic year 2023/24 is $3,440 per credit point for Year-1 entry and $3,440 per credit point for Year-3 entry. Tuition fees are subject to annual reviews.