The first and only one in Asia.
One that defines your professionalism in the field.
Today's competitive job market demands specialization beyond a bachelor's degree. The Master of Science in Gastroenterology--Asia's first and only premier postgraduate programme in gastroenterology, is designed to address those growing career demands. It will give you the knowledge, experience and opportunities that set you apart as a future leader in the ever expanding GI field.

INCLUSIVITY OF AN EXCLUSIVE DEGREE

Digestive diseases are rapidly increasing by number and complexity. Cancers related to digestive disorder account for 38% of deaths in WHO Western Pacific region.* In response to the soaring demand for all-round GI professionals, the number of registered gastroenterologists in Hong Kong rose from 61 in 2001 to 190 in 2016. A specialized degree in gastroenterology, therefore, will give you a competitive edge in a commencing and advancing your career in the ever expanding GI field.

Death caused by different
cancers in WHO Western Pacific
region*
*Newest statistics from GLOBOCAN by WHO
Other Cancers
Stomach Cancer
Colon/Rectum Cancer
Liver Cancer

You don’t have to be a gastroenterologist or an aspiring one to enroll in our programme. Our alumni come from diverse professional backgrounds.

Fresh degree graduates, doctors, nurses, researchers, dietitians, pharmacists, allied health practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners, nutritionists, radiation therapists all find our programme beneficial in preparing them to tackle even the most difficult digestive diseases.

SUCCESS STORIES

Shortly after completing our programme, many alumni report desirable job offers or significant promotions. Over 90% graduates express pride and satisfaction in the programme, commending its numerous practical benefits.

  • Studying the Master of Science in Gastroenterology in CUHK was a valuable and fruitful learning experience. There is no doubt that gastroenterology is related to nutrition. As a dietitian, I always want to enhance my nutritional knowledge by different means. Unexpectedly, this master course provided me much more than that. From disease management to health service management, I was equipped with up-to-date knowledge and advance skills to improve the patient care in my daily practice. It was also inspiring to visit and learn in a variety of practicum sessions and forums. I will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues and friends.

    Ms. Lau Chi Ting
    Dietitian
    Hospital Authority
    Alumnus 2016

  • This degree sets me apart from my competitors and helped me launch my medical career. Only several months after I certified my degree in China, I landed a full-time position at the Nanfang Hospital in Guangzhou.

    Dr Lucas Liu
    State Key Laboratory of Organ Failure Research
    Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Viral Hepatitis Research
    Nanfang Hospital
    Alumnus 2014

  • This course provided me with a good background for research. It also taught us management, medico-legal issues and effective communication. The lectures are amazing and the international conferences associated with the programme are eye-opening! I was able to expand my professional network which is invaluable.

    Dr Shunmuga sundari Velkannan
    Alumnus 2014

  • The programme was intense but definitely worth the time and effort. It gave me a comprehensive insight into various aspects of gastroenterology and equipped me with knowledge about the most current therapies and technologies in the field. Moreover, to complement this, the course also offered a chance for me to acquire skills regarding topics such as management, administration, communication, and research which is useful in any setting.

    Mr. Lee, Lawrence Kwok Hing
    Pharmacist
    Yan Chai Hospital
    Alumnus 2016

  • The Master of Science in Gastroenterology programme teaches us in-depth knowledge from different aspects of digestive diseases to communication and management skills. The practicum sessions give us ample opportunities to apply theories in practice at the affiliated world-class endoscopy centre. It prepares me well for my clinical duties.

    Dr Qianjun Li
    Resident doctor
    Department of Pneumology
    No.2 Yinzhou NingBo Hospital
    Alumnus 2015

  • The most beneficial aspect of this master programme is that the lectures are delivered by clinical professors and practicing doctors. It is an impressive experience to learn and interact with those prominent figures in the GI field. By case studies and their most current clinical experience, they teach us how to treat and manage the most complicated digestive diseases. As a result, I now take care of my patients more confidently and effectively.

    Ms Sin Lun Lee
    Registered Nurse
    United Christian Hospital
    Alumnus 2015

  • Studying the Master of Science in Gastroenterology in CUHK was a valuable and fruitful learning experience. There is no doubt that gastroenterology is related to nutrition. As a dietitian, I always want to enhance my nutritional knowledge by different means. Unexpectedly, this master course provided me much more than that. From disease management to health service management, I was equipped with up-to-date knowledge and advance skills to improve the patient care in my daily practice. It was also inspiring to visit and learn in a variety of practicum sessions and forums. I will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues and friends.

    Ms. Lau Chi Ting
    Dietitian
    Hospital Authority
    Alumnus 2016

  • This degree sets me apart from my competitors and helped me launch my medical career. Only several months after I certified my degree in China, I landed a full-time position at the Nanfang Hospital in Guangzhou.

    Dr Lucas Liu
    State Key Laboratory of Organ Failure Research
    Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Viral Hepatitis Research
    Nanfang Hospital
    Alumnus 2014

  • This course provided me with a good background for research. It also taught us management, medico-legal issues and effective communication. The lectures are amazing and the international conferences associated with the programme are eye-opening! I was able to expand my professional network which is invaluable.

    Dr Shunmuga sundari Velkannan
    Alumnus 2014

  • The programme was intense but definitely worth the time and effort. It gave me a comprehensive insight into various aspects of gastroenterology and equipped me with knowledge about the most current therapies and technologies in the field. Moreover, to complement this, the course also offered a chance for me to acquire skills regarding topics such as management, administration, communication, and research which is useful in any setting.

    Mr. Lee, Lawrence Kwok Hing
    Pharmacist
    Yan Chai Hospital
    Alumnus 2016

  • The Master of Science in Gastroenterology programme teaches us in-depth knowledge from different aspects of digestive diseases to communication and management skills. The practicum sessions give us ample opportunities to apply theories in practice at the affiliated world-class endoscopy centre. It prepares me well for my clinical duties.

    Dr Qianjun Li
    Resident doctor
    Department of Pneumology
    No.2 Yinzhou NingBo Hospital
    Alumnus 2015

  • The most beneficial aspect of this master programme is that the lectures are delivered by clinical professors and practicing doctors. It is an impressive experience to learn and interact with those prominent figures in the GI field. By case studies and their most current clinical experience, they teach us how to treat and manage the most complicated digestive diseases. As a result, I now take care of my patients more confidently and effectively.

    Ms Sin Lun Lee
    Registered Nurse
    United Christian Hospital
    Alumnus 2015

PROGRAMME STRENGTHS

One of its kind, the Master of Science in Gastroenterology programme boosts features unmatched by any degree in Asia. Combining multidisciplinary approaches, leadership coaching, researching opportunities, invaluable network and critical thinking training, our programme offers an unsurpassed education in GI for people who are ready to become a leader in the field.

Principles in Gastroenterology
Statistics & Research Methodology
Communication & Health Administration
GI & Liver Diseases
Management of GI Diseases
Our programme is CME/CNE/CDE accredited.

HIGH-PROFILE FACULTY

Our faculty is made up of world-class medical experts. You will learn from these exceptional professors from a spectrum of specialties with outstanding academic credentials and a breadth of clinical experience.

WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION

Our programme is offered by the prestigious The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), No. 12 higher institution in Asia in 2018*. With more than 20 000 local and international enrolments annually, CUHK consistently attracts the brightest students with its stimulating learning environment and excellent academic reputation. Be amongst one of them to make a wise choice in joining our community.

1963
Founded in
20147
No. of Students
3826
No. of International Students
#12
Asian University Ranking
#6
Asian University Ranking in Medicine
#46
QS World University Ranking

*by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings

INTERNATIONAL CITY

Being a leader nowadays requires an international perspective. What better way to gain it than to immerse yourself in an international culture? Hong Kong, has for decades, enjoyed an enviable position as a world city. A former British colony and now a major Chinese city, Hong Kong attracts talents from across the globe to conduct business and engage in academic exchange. The city boasts diverse international cultures, an exceptional infrastructure, low crime-rate, a superior medical care system, excellent career opportunities and much more that make it an ideal place to study.

INTERNATIONAL CITY

Being a leader nowadays requires an international perspective. What better way to gain it than to immerse yourself in an international culture? Hong Kong, has for decades, enjoyed an enviable position as a world city. A former British colony and now a major Chinese city, Hong Kong attracts talents from across the globe to conduct business and engage in academic exchange. The city boasts diverse international cultures, an exceptional infrastructure, low crime-rate, a superior medical care system, excellent career opportunities and much more that make it an ideal place to study.

BE PART OF US

Join our community of foremost experts and leading healthcare professionals. Turn your aspiration into reality! Registering for the programme is easy. We are ready to assist you in every step!