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||Daytime in Weekdays and Saturdays|
|Indicative Intake Target||45|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||30|
|Normal Duration of Programme||Full-time (1 year) or Part-time (2 years)|
|Maximum Study Period||Full-time (2.5 years) or Part-time (5 years)|
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|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.|
Prof Ngai-ming YIP
BSocSc HKU, PhD York, RSW, MHKIH, MCIH, RPHM
Dr Jun WANG
PhD (HKU), B.Arch (Tongji), Registered Architect (Class I, PRC), HKIA qualification
+852 3442 8932
This program aims to prepare students with the theoretical and methodological foundations in becoming an urban professional. It will equip students with the active attitude as well as the knowledge, analytic approaches and learning skills in understanding and critically evaluating the theories and practices of the management of large cities both in the Region and internationally.
On completion of the master in urban management, graduates will be able to:
To be eligible for admission to the Master in Urban Management programme, an applicant must satisfy the General Entrance requirements:
Applicants whose entrance qualifications were obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is NOT English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
(a) A TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test) or 92 (internet-based test) or
(b) An overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS); or
(c) A score of 490 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of China mainland#; or
(d) Other equivalent qualifications
#Applicants holding the old CET-6 result must attain a pass to fulfill the entrance requirement.
Programme core courses (21 credits)
Three electives in one of the three study streams (9 credits)
Programme core courses (21 credits) (Compulsory)
Electives^ (9 credits) (three courses from one chosen study stream)
^Not all the listed electives will be offered every year. The Department reserves the right to determine the offering list of electives.
All applicants are required to indicate their preferred study stream at the time of application. The University reserves the right to suspend a study stream in case of under-enrolment.
The programme is designed for fresh graduates from local and overseas universities as well as early-career professionals from the fields of urban management in government institutions and agencies, NGOs and business enterprises. Graduates from this programme are expected to enter into or to continue their services with public and private agencies involving in urban management or to continue further study for professional or higher academic qualifications.
There are limited opportunities for students to engage in optional and self-funded internship to local or overseas organizations or self-directed study trip overseas in helping students to acquire first-hand experience in urban management.