Why Study Here
Master of Arts in Urban Management
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 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.
                     Dr. Bart Wissink