We aim at training personnel who are interested in joining the emerging industry in genomics, bioinformatics and personalized medicine.
We enable secondary school teachers to conduct bioinformatics research projects in their career.
Workshops and hands-on experience in genomics and bioinformatics will be provided by international experts.
The Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), one of the biggest genome centres in the world, will provide strong support for the training and research projects in these programmes.


Target Participants

The taught programme is suitable for researchers, teachers and employees in biotechnology industry who wish to equip themselves with knowledge and skills in genomics and bioinformatics for their interests and career development.


  • Programming
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Bio-computing
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology
  • Genome Informatics
  • Research Methodology

Mode of Teaching

Lectures, Interactive Tutorials, Seminars, Projects, and Workshops

Medium of Instruction


Period of Study

1 year full-time / 2 years part-time for Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics (MSc_GNBF)

Commencement Date

September of every year


Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics

Code Title
GNBF5010 Introduction to Programming
GNBF5020 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics
GNBF5030 Bio-computing
GNBF5040 Genomics: Basic Concepts and Applications
GNBF5050 Theories and Algorithms in Bioinformatics
GNBF5060 Systems Biology
GNBF5070 Genome Informatics
GNBF6010 Research Project

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Term 1 (Sept to Dec)

Course Full-time MSc_GNBF Part-time MSc_GNBF
GNBF5010 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45 (Sat)
TUT: 2:30pm-4:15pm (Fri)
LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5020 LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5030 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Tue)
TUT: 2:30pm-4:15pm (Fri)
GNBF5040 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Thur)
GNBF5050 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) (Yr2)
GNBF5060 LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) (Yr2)

Term 2 (Jan to Apr)

Course Full-time MSc_GNBF Part-time MSc_GNBF
GNBF5030 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5040 LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5050 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Tue)
GNBF5060 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Thur)
GNBF5070 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) LEC: 1:30pm-6:30pm (alternate Sat) (Yr2)

LEC: Lecture; TUT: Tutorial; PRJ: Project


Classes would mainly be held in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Full-time MSc Programme (1 year)

For admission in 2019 (provisional): HK$110,000 payable in two installments.

Part-time MSc Programme (2 years)

For admission in 2019 (provisional): HK$55,000 per year payable in two installments annually.


For the mandatory courses, performance will be assessed by assignments, examination and course paper. For the research project (as required for the MSc programme), assessment will be based on research performance, oral presentation, and written report.


Students should complete all mandatory courses including seven 3-unit courses and one 3-unit research project. Students should pass all assessments and obtain a cumulative overall GPA of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.


Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics is a quotable qualification approved by the Medical Council of Hong Kong.

Accreditation of the MSc Programme in Genomics and Bioinformatics

The following table showed the CME/CPD points awarded in the past. CME/CPD points will be applied upon request of newly admitted students of the year in July.

College CME/CPD Points Awarded (4/9/2018-30/5/2020)
Master of Science CME/CPD Category
Community Medicine 10
Dental Surgeons NIL
Family Physicians 100 CME Cat 5.4; 10 CPD Cat 3.14
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists CPD up to 30 pts per year O & G
Ophthalmologists 10 Passive
Orthopaedic Surgeons 15 Cat C
Otorhinolaryngologists 10 Cat 2.2
Paediatricians 10 Cat E
Pathologists max 30; 1 pt per hour PP
Psychiatrists 5 OT/PG
Radiologists max 30 pts for the whole function; 1 pt. Cat B for every hour of lecture attended
Surgeons 18 Passive