Abbreviation FT / PT

Programme information of 2017/18 is listed below. (Detailed information for 2018/19 will be updated soon.)

The Master of Urban Design (MUD) provides high quality education in the design of the built environment. 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.  The programme meets the continuing education needs of practitioners in the field of urban design, architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning.

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.

The MUD programme at present is the only urban design programme in the region accredited by UK's Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) under the specialism scheme.

MUD students can also enter the advanced standing route of the Master of Science in Urban Planning programme that is fully recognized by the RTPI, Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) with a waiver of 30 credits, shortening the completion of the MSc(Urban Planning) programme from 2 years to 1½  years.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year)

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements
  1. A solid Bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a recognised university.
  2. Must satisfy the University's English language requirement.
Programme Admissions Advisor
Dr Jianxiang Huang
Tel: 3917 2721
Fax: 2559 0468