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What will I learn?

The Master of Housing Management (MHousMan) is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Department of Urban Planning and Design (DUPAD). It was the first Master of Housing Management program established in Hong Kong and is run and taught by a committed group of full-time academic research and teaching staff, as well as practitioners. This program is designed not only to upgrade the training and skills of practicing housing professionals but also to provide intellectual and professional training to those wishing to specialize in the housing area at postgraduate level. In addition to standard coursework, special workshop courses on communication skills and research methods respectively are offered. All students will work with an academic supervisor to complete a dissertation, a highly valued educational tool that allows students to cultivate their intellectual capacity and develop deeper insights into their work.

The Department of Urban Planning and Design in the Faculty of Architecture is an excellent place to situate housing management studies for several reasons. Optional courses related to urban and management issues are offered, there are frequent academic lectures and research seminars by local and international experts on housing and related topics, and students gain access to experts in a variety of fields connected to housing management. Additionally, it is the home base of the Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR), a researchers’ association committed to the study of housing issues in the Asia Pacific, organizing academic conferences on related topics.

The MHousMan degree programme has two streams of study, the Academic Stream and the Professional Stream. The Academic Stream involves two years of part-time study. The Professional Stream involves two years of part-time study, or one whole year of full-time study. They are differentiated by the amount of coursework required and professional accreditation received.

Professional Accreditation

The MHousMan (Professional Stream) is recognized by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Hong Kong Institute of Housing. Graduates of this stream are therefore eligible to apply for Corporate Membership of both Institutes after fulfilling the Practical Experience Requirement (PER).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Architecture

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Application deadline

Expected December 2022

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: 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. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to the degree of Master of Housing Management, candidates

(a) shall comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula; and

(b) shall hold

(i) a Bachelor's degree with honours of this University; or

(ii) a qualification of equivalent standard of this University or another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose (Note 1); and

(iii) satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

In addition to satisfying the requirements for admission to the curriculum concerned, an applicant 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 is required to obtain one of the following examination result.

A. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
1. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or
2. a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or
3. a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

B. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or

C. GCE (General Certificate of Education)
Grade C or above; or

D. IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
Grade C or above; or

E. Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language
Grade C or above

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

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