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104 Part 3 • Academic Units and University Extensions Part 3 languages, physical education and IT. A senior year entrant shall complete at least 69 units of courses, also including the major programme requirement and university core requirements. Key features include the university core requirements and faculty packages, and the emphasis on transferable skills and capstone experience. Please visit for details of the four-year normative curriculum. Postgraduate Studies The University currently offers degree programmes leading to five research degrees and 20 taught degrees. The five research degrees are Doctor of Music (DMus), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Music (MMus), and Master of Philosophy (MPhil). The 20 taught degrees are Doctor of Education (EdD), Doctor of Nursing (DNurs), Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Accountancy (MAcc), Master of Architecture (MArch), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Chinese Medicine (MChiMed), Master of Clinical Pharmacy (MClinPharm), Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Education (MEd), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Nursing (MNurs), Master of Nursing Science (MNSc), Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Social Science (MSSc), and Master of Social Work (MSW). The University has introduced the MPhil–PhD programmes since 2004–05 and currently offers 41 MPhil–PhD programmes. Under this scheme, MPhil and PhD are regarded as two streams within one MPhil–PhD programme. Students may choose the streams according to their interests and ability, with the flexibility to transfer between MPhil stream and PhD (pre-candidacy) stream after admission. For doctoral programmes, the normal length of study for full-time students with or without a research master’s degree is 36 and 48 months respectively, while that for part-time students with or without a research master’s degree is 48 and 64 months respectively. For master’s programmes, the period of study normally ranges from one to four years for full-time study and two to four years for part-time study. The postgraduate diploma programmes last three months to one year for full-time students and one to two years for part-time students. Applicants who have graduated with good honours degrees from recognized universities and who have the capacity for research may apply for admission to the above postgraduate programmes. For details, please refer to the Graduate School’s admission website at .