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Graduate Programs

Peking University Shenzhen is a research driven campus of Peking University. We are proud of the achievements of our graduate students. PKU Shenzhen programs are among the best in China.

The cornerstone of our graduate programs is our focus on applied interdisciplinary research and finding solutions to real world problems. PKU Shenzhen houses some of the most sophisticated research facilities in engineering, computer science, urban planning, genomics and finance and is thus an ideal place for your graduate education. By studying at PKU Shenzhen, students become a part of a young and dynamic graduate school backed and nurtured by a revered university with an enduring legacy in China.

Currently, our English-taught programs include Master and Ph.D. programs offered by the HSBC Business School and an LL.M. program offered by the School of Transnational Law.

  • HSBC Business School
  • School of Transnational Law

Master Programs

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) currently offers three full time master’s degree programs to international students providing specialist professional or research oriented training in Economics, Management and Finance.Find information on each of the programs here.

1. Master of Economics
2. Master of Finance
3. Master of Management

Information on the PHBS MBA degree can be found here.

All these programs are coursework and research based programs culminating in a thesis defense. The degree requires 54 credits required for graduation with the Master program and 56 credits for the full-time MBA degree. The business school houses one of the best faculty team in China as well as Asia with all faculty members holding Ph.D.’s from the best business schools all over the world.

For more information on applying to the HSBC Business School,  please click here.

Ph.D. in Economics

The HSBC Business School offers a three year full-time doctoral program in Economics. Currently this program is open to master’s students enrolled at PHBS’s Economics program. Usually three students are admitted to this program every year following an extremely rigorous selection process.

Now PHBS also welcomes students outside our Economics program to apply directly for our PhD program, given that the following requirements are fulfilled:

-1.Must pass HSK level 6

-2.Must have written a thesis in Chinese previously

-3.Must have masters in Economics, Finance or closely related field.


Juris Doctor Program

International students have an option of graduating with a Juris Doctor degree after two years of full time study, not including a possible elective year, a survey in Chinese Law, taught in Mandarin Chinese. For more information on applying to this program at the School of Transnational Law, please click here.

LL.M. Program

Beginning in 2015, the School of Transnational Law began offering a Master of Laws ("LL.M.") program that is rich in courses emphasizing transnational law and practice, Chinese law and legal traditions, and cutting-edge courses designed to equip STL graduates of all nationalities for leadership in the 21st century. LL.M. graduates will gain deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese and Western law and legal traditions as well as the practical skills necessary for cross-cultural success. LL.M. graduates from PKU STL will go on to distinguished career in private sector, public sector, public interest legal work, and legal academic around the world. For more information on apply to STL's LL.M. program, please click here.

Philip McConnaughay, the former Dean of Pennsylvania State University School of Law and Pennsylvania State University School of International Affairs, is the present dean of the School of Transnational Law.