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Transport Policy and Planning, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
The Master of Arts in Transport Policy and Planning programme is co-organised by the Department of Geography, the Department of Urban Planning and Design and the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong.

About

The Transport Policy and Planning at The University of Hong Kong aims to provide the expanding transport sector in Hong Kong with a steady supply of well-trained professionals at the executive level, and offer training for graduates aspiring to pursue careers in the transport industry.

It is the leading programme of its kind in Asia specialising in Transport Policy and Planning. Its comprehensiveness and multidisciplinary nature train students to deal with various transport issues from different angles and perspectives.

Senior government officials and senior personnel from private firms contribute to the programme as teachers and invited guest speakers, and the MATPP Association helps to foster closer ties among teachers, graduates and fellow students. Graduates are able to widen their professional network with the support of a strong alumni network.

Accreditation

The MATPP qualifications are widely recognised and highly regarded within both the public and private sectors. It receives full accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a Specialism programme for students who would like to specialize in transport policy and planning.

Programme Structure

  • This programme is highly relevant to the needs of the contemporary world of transport. Students not only learn about fundamental transport knowledge and the latest developments in the field but also acquire essential communication and presentation skills. 
  • The course places heavy emphasis on developing students' critical and analytical mindsets. These qualities are highly valued by employers in the transport industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Part Time (minimum two years, maximum three years)

  • 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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General Requirements

  • Applicants shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; or a relevant professional qualification of equivalent standard with appropriate experience.
  • Chartered Membership of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT) is accepted by the Faculty of Social Sciences as a relevant professional qualification of equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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