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What will I learn?

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:

  • recognise the major theoretical approaches to urban policy and practices of urban management in the Region and beyond;
  • apply the analytic and research skills acquired in the programme in devising new understanding of the practices of urban management;
  • conduct independent interrogation of practices in urban management and generate innovative solutions in improving practices;
  • identify and reflect the social and cultural norms and dimensions of urban management practices across countries; and
  • present their ideas clearly and systematically, both in verbal and written forms.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Normal Study Period: 1 year, Maximum Study Period: 2.5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$141,300.00 (14,29,439) per year
HK $4,710 per credit
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or of an overseas institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or band 6 in the Chinese mainland's College English Test; or other equivalent qualifications

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the Master in Urban Management programme, an applicant must satisfy the General Entrance requirements:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor’s degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or from any overseas institutions recognized for this purpose by the University; or
  • Hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent to the above.

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 score of 580 (paper-based test) or 66 (revised paper-delivered test) or 92 (internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); 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

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

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