MAHS | Programme Courses | Student Learning | Information for Students
Why Study MAHS in CityU | Learning Outcomes | Professional Recognition | Key Staff | Credit Transfer | Study Load | Admission Requirements | Further Information and Contacts
Why study MAHS in CityU
Professionally accredited programme
Accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH) and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)
Eligible for Professional Housing Manager Registration
Convenient Study Location
Delivered at CityU main campus in Kowloon Tong
Excellent Learning Facilities
Cutting edge computer facilities
Finest local university libraries
Most up-to-date electronic database
A collection of more than 984,000 volumes of books
Over 206,700 volumes of bound periodicals
Assessment and Award
Students will be assessed by a combination of coursework, examinations and projects. The degree of MA in Housing Studies will be awarded upon the completion of at least 30 credits units which include the Capstone Project. Students who complete 24 credit units (without the Capstone Project and Research Methods for Housing Studies) can be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma. The postgraduate diploma is a professionally accredited award (eligible for HKIH and CIH membership upon completion of their PER). Students who complete 12 credit units will be awarded a postgraduate cerfiticate.
The MAHS Programme is designed to meet the educational requirements of the professional accreditation of the Hong Kong Institute and the Chartered Institute of Housing. Courses are offered by various departments of City University of Hong Kong. The curriculum aims at equipping students with a multi-disciplinary based professional knowledge.
The MAHS programme aims to provide state of the art knowledge at the master's level in housing management to offer students with a thorough understanding of the social, political, economic, physical and legal institutions within which housing management operates as well as the higher level skills to sustain and advance the profession. Upon the completion of MAHS, graduates are expected to acquire the competence in:
• Having a critical and up-to-date understanding of contemporary issues in housing policy and management within an urbanized and international context,
• Having the intellectual and analytical mind for the effective discharge of the housing manager's duties, and
• Having the effective communication skills in working with people at all level within an organizational setting.
The master's degree has already obtained full recognition from the Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH) and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). The two institutes are regarded as partners in the educational process. Upon completion of the practical experience requirements (PER) of the respective professional bodies, graduates will be eligible for admission as a corporate member of the HKIH and the CIH. Corporate members of HKIH are eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Housing Manager.
Programme Management Team
Dr Simon Yau, Associate Professor (Programme Leader, Reaccreditation)
Dr N M Yip, Associate Professor, (Residential, PER co-ordinator)
Dr Adrienne La Grange, Associate Professor (Credit Transfer Officer, Co-ordinator of Capstone projects)
Dr Xiaoling Zhang, Assistant Professor (Admissions & Promotion)
Professor Terry Burke, Professor of Housing Studies, Swinburne University of Technology (External Academic Advisor, for 2010/11 to 2012/13)
Miss Lai-chun Wong (Deputy External Academic Advsor, for 2012/13 and 2013/14)
Housing practitioners involved in the programme
Mr Raymond Ha, Hong Kong Institute of Housing
Mr Alen Lai, Hong Kong Institute of Housing
Mr Paul Fung, Chartered Institute of Housing
Mr Paul Ng, Chartered Institute of Housing
Credit-transfer for relevant courses will be granted on an individual basis provided that these courses fulfill the necessary requirements as stipulated in the Academic Regulations, that is, a maximum of 15 credits for Master of Arts in Housing Studies (MAHS) degree. (detailed information of credit transfer for current students)
The average study load per year is 15 credit units, spread over semester A, B and Summer Term.
The programme is primarily targeted at practicing housing managers whose prior training was not in the field of housing studies, and who has reached a stage of their career where a professional qualification is needed. In addition, a small number of interested housing graduates who intends to seek a higher qualification as well as an educational refreshment after some years of work are also welcomed to apply. Applicants must :
• hold a bachelor´s degree from a recognized university; Or
• have obtained an equivalent qualification; Or
• provide evidence of academic or professional attainment acceptable for this purpose by the University
In addition, you must:
• satisfy English proficiency requirements stipulated by the University if your undergraduate medium of instruction was not in English.
Further Information and Contacts
Programme Leader: Dr Simon Yau
Admissions Officer: Dr Xiaoling Zhang
Tel : 3442 8917
Fax : 3442 0413