School of Architecture, CUHK

Master of Science in Urban Design


Urban design plays a key role in creating livable, sustainable and socially just cities. As one of the most dynamic laboratories for contemporary urbanism, Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta offer a wide range of challenges and opportunities. The MSc in Urban Design programme prepares committed designers to engage with these challenges. Through a combination of design studios and focused modules, students develop design skills while integrating new knowledge about essential areas for urban design, such as community participation, ecosystems and transport networks. Courses in urban history and environmental economy provide a deeper understanding of the forces of urbanism and the impact of urban design on the environment and society.

For further details, please visit the programme website and read the study scheme.

Accredited Qualifications

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) – Specialist

Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD)


Application for admission to Master of Science in Urban Design programme in the academic year 2020-21 should be submitted via the Graduate School Online Application System no later than 11 May 2020.

In addition to the Entry Requirements set by the University, applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or a related area recognised by the country where the school is located, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B”. Priority will be given to applicants with one year or more of relevant working experience.

Application requirements and procedures can be downloaded here.

Additional forms can be downloaded here.

View all admission requirements here.

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