Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2017 entry are now closed. Applications for 2018 entry will start in mid-November 2017 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2017 entry listed below is for reference only.
|Year of Entry||2017|
|Mode of Funding||Non-government-funded|
|Mode of Programme||Combined †|
|Class Schedule||Weekday evenings and Saturday mornings to afternoons. Some meetings may be structured as intensive 1-day workshops.|
|Indicative Intake Target||40|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||24|
|Normal Duration of Programme||Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years|
|Maximum Study Period||Full-time: 2.5 years; Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years|
|Mode of processing||Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.|
|Programme Leader & Admission Tutor||
Dr Toby CARROLL
BA, Honours (First Class), Murdoch; PhD, Murdoch
+852 3442 6977 (Phone)
+852 3442 0180 (Fax)
+852 3442 6355 (Phone)
+852 3442 0180 (Fax)
This programme is designed for:
Graduates from disciplines of relevance to Development Studies, including:
Mid-career professionals working in development-related fields, including:
The programme caters to local students, as well as overseas students from both developed and developing countries, both within the region and elsewhere.
To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline of the social sciences or in a humanities discipline relevant to development studies from a recognized tertiary institution or an equivalent qualification.
Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in other fields who possess advanced experience in relevant professions will also be considered. A first degree in a social science or humanities subject would be an advantage.
One or more years of working experience in a development-related field would be an advantage.
There are six core courses:
Plus up to two electives from the following:
Students will acquire the ability:
Development Studies is a relatively new and an increasingly important field of study. But prior to this programme at City University of Hong Kong, it was not taught at all in Hong Kong.
Heads and officers of development agencies, including non-governmental organizations and other non-profit organizations, have publicly communicated their felt need for professional training in Development Studies.
The Programme Leader and other colleagues of the teaching team have ample research, teaching and working experience on a wide range of development issues in various parts of Asia.