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Advanced Diploma in Bioscience

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
2 years
Course Fee
Course fee (Year 1): HK$30,000
Course fee (Year 2): HK$30,000
Deadline on 11 Jun 2024 (Tue)
3104 9137
How to Apply


The programme aims to provide students with fundamental and advanced knowledge in biological science. It covers the biological principles and processes from molecules to human body to ecosystem level. It also equips students with knowledge and skills of the biotechnologies which can be applied to improve human lives.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

1. describe and discuss biological topics by using appropriate scientific terminology in English and Chinese;

2. explain and discuss the principles and functions of biological processes;

3. interpret the chemical basis of biological structures, reactions, and metabolism;

4. apply biotechnology and conduct experiments to explain the biological functions;

5. discuss the development and findings of biosciences from a scientific perspective;

6. discuss and interpret the applications of biology in food, healthcare, and environment to improve human lives.

Programme Details

Mode of Delivery

This programme is delivered on a part-time basis. Normally, classes will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings (6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.). The medium of instruction is English. Module 13 will be delivered in Cantonese. 

Programme Duration

The normal and minimum programme duration of study is 24 months. The maximum duration is 48 months.


A variety of different assessments will be applied (e.g. class test, lab report, presentation and written examination).


Upon successful completion of all modules and meeting the attendance requirement of at least 80% for each module, students will be awarded the “Advanced Diploma in Bioscience” within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.


The programme will be delivered in face-to-face mode at HKU SPACE learning centres

Application Code 2170-HS217A -


The programme has a total of 16 modules and all modules are compulsory. There is no pre-requisite of passing any module before progressing to the next module.


English for Bioscience


Introduction to Biology


Science Communication 1


Basic Biotechnology and Laboratory Safety


Statistics for Bioscience


Physiology 1


Physiological Technology


Biology and Society


Foundations of Chemistry


Modern Chemistry


Science Communication 2


Biochemistry 1


生物科學實用中文 (Practical Chinese for Bioscience)


Biochemical Technology


Nutritional Science


Evolution and Biodiversity



Application Fee

HK$150 • Application fee is waived for applications in the year of 2024.

Course Fee
  • Course fee (Year 1): HK$30,000
    Course fee (Year 2): HK$30,000

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

  1. have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in five subjects including English Language, Chinese Language and a Science subject; OR
  2. have gained in the HKCEE Grade E in 3 subjects including a Science subject, and Level 2 in Chinese Language and English Language#


# With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognises Grade E previously awarded for Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A)) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in these two subjects at HKCEE.


Applicants with  other qualifications and at least 2 years relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit.


Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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