Urban Studies

JS4838 城市研究

20

Projected Enrolment

This is indicative admission quota which is subject to adjustment.

4

Duration of Study

The normative study period is 4 years.

Table of Content

Information you can find on this page:

1

Programme Highlights

2

2020 Requirements

3

Score Calculation

4

2019 Admission Grades

Programme Highlights

What our students say...

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Explore Innovative Solutions for Urban Issues

Jointly organized by the School of Architecture and the Department of Geography and Resource Management, the Urban Studies programme not just teaches students urban development theories but also equip them with skills, techniques and abilities to appreciate the importance of aesthetics in directing urban development towards a sustainable future.

OUR DESIGN

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4 Specialised Streams to Prepare for Future Studies

Students may choose to declare their concentration out of four specialised streams at the end of their second year of studies:
  • Urban Planning and Design
  • Urban Environment
  • Urban Policy and Governance
  • Smart Sustainable Cities 

OUR DESIGN

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International Exposure

The programme has developed an exchange programme with the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, which is one of the top RTPI accredited planning schools in the UK. Selected students from both institutions can choose to stay for one term or the whole academic year.

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Professional Accreditation

The programme is recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) (Spatial qualification). Graduates are eligible to apply for membership in that institute.

OUR DESIGN

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Why CUHK Urban Studies?

Watch the following videos to find out:
1) Admissions Talk [5:24] in English
2) Programme Introduction and Alumni Sharing [4:09] in English
3) Design Thinking Workshop in Sham Shui Po [6:13] in Cantonese
4) Highlight Video of Mobile City Lab [3:58] in Cantonese

  For more information of the Urban Studies programme, please visit the following...

Programme  |  Website  |  Brochure 
 
Faculty of Social Science  |  Website  |  Brochure  |  Video  |  YouTube

Programme-specific Requirements (2020 Entry)

JUPAS applicants must fulfil the following minimum requirements to be considered by the programme concerned

SubjectLevel
English3
Chinese3
Mathematics2
Liberal Studies2
Elective 13
Elective 2 or M1/M23

Note 1: Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling the minimum eligibility for application of 4 core and 2 elective subjects.

Interview Arrangement

Before
release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis
(22 June)

After
release of
HKDSE results:

No

For Admission Score Calculation

Score Conversion


Level 5** = 8.5
Level 5* = 7
Level 5 = 5.5

Level 4 = 4
Level 3 = 3
Level 2 = 2
Level 1 = 1

HKDSE Subject Weighting


No specific subject weighting

Weighting for all HKDSE subjects = 1

Selection Principle


Best 5

The programme calculates admission scores based on the total score of Best 5 HKDSE subjects.

Bonus points will be awarded to the 6th and 7th subjects.

More than 1 HKDSE Sitting


No penalty will be imposed

Note 1: Please note that admission to the University is on a competitive basis. Apart from public examination results, applicants' other learning experiences, prior education, and interview performance (if any) will also be considered.

Note 2: For score conversion of Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1

Note 3: The programme accepts specific Applied Learning (ApL) course(s) with "Attained with Distinction I/II" as an extra elective subject for awarding bonus points. Please refer to http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/ApL2020.pdf for details.

Note 4For 2020 entry, the best result in the same subject taken by a candidate in his/her three most recent attempts of the HKDSE examination will be used for calculation of the admission score.

Admission Grades (2019 Entry)

Programme Selection Principle in 2019 entry: Best 5

Target Percentile
CHIENGMATHLSM1/M2Best Elective2nd Best Elective3rd Best ElectiveTotal Reference Score
UQ5*555 55 26
M4555 55425
LQ4455* 54424

Note 1: The Total Reference Score is the total score of the applicant calculated based on the programme selection principle (where level 5** = 7 / level 5* = 6 / level 5 = 5 / level 4 = 4 /  level 3 = 3 / level 2 = 2 / level 1 = 1 for Category A subjects. For Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1).

Note 2: In the admission process, some programmes may have additional requirements (such as specifying subject requirements, assigning heavier weighting to specific subjects, etc.) which are NOT reflected in the Total Reference Score above.

Note 3: Please note that as admission is NOT based on public examination results alone, and the overall scores of students admitted to each programme vary from year to year, the information provided is for reference only, and should not be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme in subsequent years.

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