Why Study Here
Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management
MAPPM aims to broadly support the development of effective, people-centred governance in Hong Kong and around the world by producing graduates who can creatively contribute to policy analysis for, and the innovative management of, a wide range of issues of public concern. In particular, the programme will provide students with opportunities to:
• enhance their theoretical knowledge and to discover new insights into public policy making and management in both local and international contexts;
• develop their intellectual capacity in researching systematically and analysing critically theories and information about the effective and efficient utilization of public resources for the betterment of society; and
• develop practical skills required for effective public management and to strengthen their abilities to contribute to creative and innovative problem solving in public policy and management contexts.
Our students include:
• Administrative, Executive and Disciplined Services Officers;
• Professionals in in health- or social welfare-related services:
• University Administrators or School Teachers;
• Journalists, Accountants, Lawyers and various Private Sector Business Managers;
• District Council Members and Assistants to Legislative or District Councilors;
• And many others who want to know more about public policy and governance.
Mode of Study and Teaching Arrangements
Students in “Full-time mode”:
Students in “Part-time mode”:
- all non-local students who pursue the programme with student visa are normally under this mode;
- local students may also opt for this study mode if they can commit taking at least 12 credits of courses for a regular semester throughout the study period;
- can normally complete the programme in one year;
- attending five weekday evening classes and/or some Saturday classes every week.
Students in “Combined mode’:
- should not take more than 11 credits of courses for a regular semester throughout the study period;
- can normally complete the programme in two years;
- attending one to three weekday evening classes per week and/or some classes are on Saturday.
Except students who registered for the “full-time” mode, all other students will be pre-registered for taking “part-time” study load as default.
Further Information and Contacts:
- suitable for students who are uncertain whether they can pursue the programme in the specific “full-time” or “part-time” mode throughout the study period;
- flexibility to switch between the “full time” or the “part time” study load during the study period;
- the maximum study period of “combined mode” students are the same as “part time” students;
- will not be entitled to benefits exclusive for “full-time students”, such as, MTR student travel scheme.
Programme Director : Dr. Chih-wei Hsieh
Admissions Officer: Dr. Bo Wen
Dissertation Coordinator: Dr. Chih-wei Hsieh
For further information of the programme, please refer to our pamphlet
and Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies’ online prospectus
Tel: (852) 3442 7533
Fax: (852) 3442 0413