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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
- A solid Bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a recognised university.
- Must satisfy the University's English language requirement.
Programme Admissions Advisor
|Dr Jianxiang Huang|
List of Programmes
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