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What will I learn?

The Master of Architecture (MArch) programme is the second part of a two-degree sequence in professional architectural education. It is a taught postgraduate programme for students who intend to become architects. Applicants who possess a pre-professional degree in architecture, or its equivalent, and relevant work experience are eligible for admission.

Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to understand and apply a framework of knowledge and skills to the solution of architectural problems.
  • The ability to understand architecture integrating social, cultural, aesthetic, technical and professional knowledge and judgments. Design capabilities and professional skills crucial for a career in the architectural profession.
  • Open-mindedness, flexibility, creativity, and effective communication skills.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
HK $160,000 per annum for UGC-funded non-local students; HK $160,000 per annum for self-financed students
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  1. graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  2. graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" ; or
  3. completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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