|Year of Entry||2014|
|Mode of Funding||Non-government-funded|
|Mode of Programme||Combined †|
|Class Schedule||Weekday evenings and Saturday mornings to afternoons. Some meetings may be structured as intensive 1-day workshops.|
|Indicative Intake Target||40|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||24 (subject to approval; programme contents subject to possible modifications)|
|Normal Duration of Programme||Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years|
|Maximum Study Period||Full-time: 2.5 years; Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
30 Apr 2014 (Local & Non-local)
|Mode of processing||Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.|
|Programme Leader & Admission Tutor||
Dr LONDON Jonathan
MS, PhD Wisconsin-Madison
+852 3442 6957 (Phone)
+852 3442 0180 (Fax)
+852 3442 6355 (Phone)
+852 3442 0180 (Fax)
This programme is designed for:
Graduates from disciplines of relevance to Development Studies, including:
Mid-career professionals working in development-related fields, including:
The programme caters to local students, as well as overseas students from both developed and developing countries, both within the region and elsewhere.
To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline of the social sciences or in a humanities discipline relevant to development studies from a recognized tertiary institution or an equivalent qualification.
Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in other fields who possess advanced experience in relevant professions will also be considered. A first degree in a social science or humanities subject would be an advantage.
One or more years of working experience in a development-related field would be an advantage.
There are four core courses:
Theories and approaches in development studies
Comparative development in Asia
Development policy and advocacy
Social movements and development
Plus up to four electives from the following:
Project planning and management for development
Gender and development
Special topics in development studies
Asian regional governance
Research design for the social sciences
Welfare regimes and social protection in Asia
Environmental challenges in Asia and the world
Human rights in Asia
BRIC Countries and the emerging global order
Religion and development
Thesis (6 credit units)
Students will acquire the ability:
Development Studies is a relatively new and an increasingly important field of study. But prior to this programme at City University of Hong Kong, it was not taught at all in Hong Kong.
Heads and officers of development agencies, including non-governmental organizations and other non-profit organizations, have publicly communicated their felt need for professional training in Development Studies.
The Programme Leader and other colleagues of the teaching team have ample research, teaching and working experience on a wide range of development issues in various parts of Asia.