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 183 in 2015. 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 in this master programme is an important step to advance my career. I gained an in-depth understanding of various gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Not only do I find this degree useful for my work, I am also equipped with management skills and knowledge in all kinds of interesting ways. It is really impressive and fruitful by learning interactively in the lectures.

    Ms Lai Sze Man
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    M&T, GI specialty
    Prince of Wales Hospital
    Alumnus 2014

  • 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

  • I gained better understanding about diseases like chronic hepatitis B and IBD. The teaching on research methods, medical statistics, clinical governance and health administration has filled the gap in my specialist training. The master course was hence very helpful to me for preparing the exit assessment of my specialist examination.

    Dr Philip Sham
    Specialist in Paediatrics
    St. Paul's Hospital
    Alumnus 2014

  • 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 in this master programme is an important step to advance my career. I gained an in-depth understanding of various gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Not only do I find this degree useful for my work, I am also equipped with management skills and knowledge in all kinds of interesting ways. It is really impressive and fruitful by learning interactively in the lectures.

    Ms Lai Sze Man
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    M&T, GI specialty
    Prince of Wales Hospital
    Alumnus 2014

  • 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

  • I gained better understanding about diseases like chronic hepatitis B and IBD. The teaching on research methods, medical statistics, clinical governance and health administration has filled the gap in my specialist training. The master course was hence very helpful to me for preparing the exit assessment of my specialist examination.

    Dr Philip Sham
    Specialist in Paediatrics
    St. Paul's Hospital
    Alumnus 2014

  • 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. 8 higher institution in Asia in 2016*. 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
17653
No. of Students
4379
No. of International Students
#8
Asian University Ranking
#9
Asian University Ranking in Medicine
#44
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!