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What will I learn?

The MSc in Environmental Management was launched in September 1989 as the University of Hong Kong’s first inter-faculty, multi-disciplinary taught masters programme. It remains the only programme of its type in the University. Since 1989 more than 1000 students have graduated from the programme and many now occupy senior positions in the public and private sectors and academia.

The distinctive feature of the programme is its focus on management perspectives surrounding a wide variety of environmental and sustainability issues. The programme provides a basic introduction to many aspects of environmental science and environmental engineering as well as legal and policy-related concerns. It emphasizes the importance of developing an integrated approach to the analysis of environmental and sustainability problems to gain a more effective understanding of their nature and causes, and the remedial options available to tackle them. Although we aim to provide a comprehensive training in the field of environmental management we also offer opportunities for the development of specialist interests and skills through our optional courses and the research dissertation which all students are required to prepare.

The programme will involve part-time study for a period of two years or full-time study for one year. Teaching takes place mainly on weekday evenings, but there may be a few sessions on Saturday, as well as small number of field trips. All lectures are given in English. The annual student intake is approximately 50. Students come from a wide range of academic and employment backgrounds and this is another important distinguishing feature of the programme.

All the teachers on the programme have considerable experience in the field of environmental management, both locally and internationally. They come from various departments and academic units across the University including the School of Biological Sciences, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, the Department of Civil Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Professional Legal Education. In addition, we have numerous visiting lecturers from other local and international academic institutions, consultancy companies and government departments.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$130,000.00 (13,20,601) per year
The fees shall be payable in two instalments over one year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected April 2023

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

A Bachelor's degree with Honours or an equivalent qualification. Non-local students may only apply to the full time programme.

English Language Requirements

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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