Master of Arts in Urban Management

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Brief Description

(Suspension of admission from the 2021 entry)

Candidates who are interested in Urban Management are recommended to apply for the MA in Housing and Urban Management - Urban Management Stream for the 2021 entry.

The programme has consolidated with MA in Housing Studies and be retitled as MA in Housing and Urban Management from 2021.

The MAUM programme provides students with the essential theoretical and methodological tools to become an urban professional. It will equip students with the knowledge, analytic approach and skills to understand and critically evaluate theories and practices of urban management - both in the region and internationally.

Strong Academic Team

  • Multidisciplinary and multinational team with strong professional background which combines local and regional knowledge of urban development and urban management with an international orientation and a world-class reputation.
  • Includes world-class scholars publishing research in top ranked publications.
  • Supported by renowned guest lecturers from local senior urban managers and top international universities

List of Core Teachers

  • Dr WISSINK, Bart
  • Dr DONG, Liang
  • Dr WANG, June
  • Professor WANG, Xiaohu
  • Professor YIP, Ngai-ming
  • Dr YUNG, Betty

International Experience Programmes

There will be opportunities for students to engage in optional and self-funded internships with local or overseas organizations and for self-directed overseas study trips.

The programme has established a student exchange agreement with the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and is in the process of setting up similar exchange / internship arrangements with universities in the United Kingdom, Australia and the USA.

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What you can get from MAUM

On completion of the programme, graduates will:

  • have a thorough grounding and understanding of how major cities are shaped and structured
  • have a critical appreciation of the major theoretical approaches to urban policy and urban management, regionally and internationally
  • have acquired the research skills necessary to understand and analyze the key policy challenges facing urban management
  • have undertaken independent exploration and evaluation of urban management practices and urban policies
  • have a solid understanding of the way social and cultural norms shape urban management practices and institutions in different countries.

Programme Structure

Programme Core Courses (21 Credits)

  • POL5500 Understanding the Modern Metropolis
  • POL5502 Urban Finance and Budgeting
  • POL5503 Urban Life and Culture
  • POL5504 The Asian Metropolis: Issues in Urban Management
  • POL5505 Research Methods for Urban Managers
  • POL5509 The Urban Management Workshop: Exploring the Contemporary China
  • POL6500 MAUM Capstone Project

Electives* (9 Credits) (three courses from one chosen study stream)

  • Housing Stream
  • Governance Stream
  • Smart Cities Stream

* not all the electives will be offered every year. The Department reserves the right to determine the offering list of electives.

Minimum Amount of Credits Required: 30 credits

Information for Current Students

Information for Current Students (sign in required)

Further Information and Contacts

Programme Director: Dr WISSINK, Bart

Admissions Officer: Dr. WANG, June


Tel: +852 3442 8968

Fax: +852 3442 0413