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Urban Design, M.U.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
The Master of Urban Design (MUD) at The University of Hong Kong provides an education in the design of the built environment for an era of uban challenges.  Urban design is emerging as a distinct knowledge domain.  It is a one-year full-time postgraduate programme offered by the Department of Urban Planning and Design in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. 

About

The master degree in Urban Design is a one-year full-time postgraduate programme offered by the Department of Urban Planning and Design in the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong. 

The programme focuses on urban design challenges of cities in Asia and other emerging markets, taking full advantage of its location in Hong Kong, a premium learning space and a living laboratory for urban design.  Through theories and practical examples, the MUD programme explores multiple topics including density, urbanization, health, energy, climate change, etc.  Students acquire skills through a combination of lecture courses, seminars, field trips, studios and thesis.

Accreditation

The Master of Urban Design programme is accredited by Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD) and the UK's Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) under its specialism scheme.

Programme Structure

  • The MUD Programme run over three semesters (equivalent to 1.5 years).  The MUD Programme is equivalent to European Master' Degree measured by the European Credit Transfer System (90 ECTS).  
  • Upon completing the MUD programme, graduates are entitled to a one-year IANG working visa which can be extended by employers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A solid Bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a recognised university.
  • Must satisfy the University's English language requirement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20574 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5380 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Local Students

  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 171,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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