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MSc

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2 years

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About Urban Planning at The University of Hong Kong

The Master of Science in Urban Planning [MSc(Urban Planning)] programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) and its graduates can become full corporate members of the HKIP after completing two years of relevant working experience and the professional assessments. Graduates from the MSc(Urban Planning) programme can become corporate members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in the UK after going through the assessment of professional competency. MSc(Urban Planning) graduates specialising in transport planning can apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILT-HK). Graduates can also apply to become Planning and Development Surveyors of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) after completing specific top-up modules and passing professional assessments.

The MSc(Urban Planning) programme is both academically rigorous and professionally oriented. The programme provides comprehensive training in the theory, methodology and practice of urban planning, equipping students to seek employment in urban planning and related fields in the public and private sectors. As urban planning requires multidisciplinary perspectives, students are admitted with degrees from a variety of related disciplines such as architecture, civil engineering, environmental sciences, geography, urban studies, social sciences, real estate, urban design, surveying and so on.

The programme comprises the core elements of lecture courses and studios, focusing on spatial planning in dynamic, high-density urban environments. Students are also encouraged to develop a specialism in a sub-field of urban planning such as transport, housing or environment, through optional courses and a dissertation related to the specialization.

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For detailed information about the tuition fees for each individual programme, please visit the Tuition Fee and Payment page

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate:

a) shall comply with the General Regulations;

b) shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;

c) shall satisfy any other admission requirements which may be prescribed from time to time for the relevant curriculum; and

d) for a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to high degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b).

An application for exemption from the above requirements shall be considered on a case by case basis.

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