Taught Postgraduate

Master of Social Sciences in Development Studies
社會科學碩士(發展研究)

Commenced in the Fall 2006, this is a self-financed programme for practitioners, educators, staff in NGOs, media, and government, and persons working for large international organisations which operate in Asian societies, or which deal with Asian development issues. Enrolled in Hong Kong's only programme in Development Studies, students could develop expertise on human rights, social movements, global institutions, policy-making, gender, ethnicity, labour and environment, as well as to build capacity to advocate policy changes and to implement development projects.


This programme allows students to:

  • Critically engage major theories and debates in development studies;
  • Explore the political economy of Asia in a comparative perspective;
  • Gain practical training amenable to a variety of career paths
  • Gain hands-on training in policy advocacy and analysis
  • Examine social and political foundations of development in Asia

Programme Leader: Dr Toby CARROLL


CityU ranked first within Hong Kong Universities for H-index Citations for Development Studies*
CityU ranked in the category of '51 to 100' in Development Studies*
*QS Rankings 2016


AIS5003 has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purpose.


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