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Master of Public Policy and Management (2020 Spring Intake)

Now we are accepting January 2020 intake applications.


Application Deadline:

Non-local: 31 October 2019

Local: 30 November 2019


Programme Overview

The Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) Programme is designed to train students in policy sciences, public management, and policy analytics in readiness for leading roles in policy analysis and professional policy practice. Delivered by a team of distinguished specialists, the Programme provides in-service professionals, policy practitioners and future public leaders with skills in policy analysis and evaluation, organization analysis, management, strategic communications, project analysis, public governance, public sector management and development.


Course Features

  • Our courses are taught in English.
  • Our courses are taught by experienced professors and mentors.
    The professors received their Ph.D. degrees from prestigious universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan, and their research interests range from social policy, including health policy, social protection, aging and poverty alleviation, education policy and management, governance, regulation, international relations, gender, communications, and development studies.
  • This Programme provides students with practice opportunities in the public sector, mass media, social organizations or research institutions in Hong Kong.

(Our students take internship in Hong Kong Red Cross)

(Our students take internship in Lush, Hong Kong)

  • Overseas exchange opportunities for students.

(Overseas study tour in Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore)

  • Learning by Doing; Learning by Reaching Out
    In addition to conventional classroom teaching, students are exposed to a number of out-of-classroom activities. Through dialogues with senior media practitioners, policy makers, NGOs and government leaders, case study workshops, field visits, election observation tours, simulation and role play, and conference participation, we help students prepare for the task ahead in applying their knowledge in real-world settings.

(Visit Legislative Council of Hong Kong)

(Visit Tencent Headquarters)

(Understanding Hong Kong’s public housing system)

(Policy dialogue by former Secretary for Transport and Housing in Hong Kong)

  • Opportunities to communicate with outstanding students from other universities.

(Students study in Shandong)

(Students study in Hunan)

  • Opportunities to participate in various academic competitions.
    MPPM students won the first prize in the Eighth National Universities Mock Mayor Competition in November 2018.

Impressive Statistics on Job Acquisition and Further Studies

Our alumni work in a wide spectrum of industries including: the government, NGOs, media, the financial sector and the higher education sector in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Our graduates find their unique competitiveness in research and education institutions, think tanks, NGOs, media, consulting companies, as well as private organizations, helping advise on business strategy, navigating emerging social, political and economic trends, and analyzing the institutional environments that govern and regulate the region.


Programme Structure

The mode of the Programme is 24-credit-point (cps), comprising 4 Core Courses (12 cps) and 4 Elective Courses (12 cps), with a total of 8 courses. Each course carries 3 cps and all the courses will be conducted in English.

Students may choose any of the four combinations of four Elective Courses from:

  • Specialization I in Governance and Public Management;
  • Specialization II in Social Policy;
  • Specialization III in Higher Education Policy and Management
  • Any four courses from Specialization I, II and III without MPPM Specialization.

You may get more information about course synopsis in the link below:


Entrance Requirements

Applicants applying to the Master of Public Policy and Management should normally hold a recognized Bachelor’s degree. For applicants whose qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should normally fulfill one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0; or
  • a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
  • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of no lower than 430 if the test was taken after June 2005); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.


Apply Online & Enquiries

Interested applicants please submit your application via EdUHK Online Application Systems. Prior to your submission, please visit for detailed application and admission information.


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