By virtue of a curriculum with coursework and a mini-dissertation.
Also refer to G Regulations G.1.2, G.30 to G.40 and G.50 to G.54.
- A BSc Hons degree; or equivalent tertiary qualification in one of the recognised disciplines of interest to the department: urban design, civil engineering, planning, construction, geography, visual arts, ecology, or any other field deemed acceptable by the departmental Postgraduate Committee.
- A limited number of applicants are admitted to this programme and are interviewed for selection. An applicant must submit a CV with specific reference to the academic record and a personal statement outlining the proposed direction of the programme and its alignment with the departmental research areas. Refer to the departmental website.
Other programme-specific information
The curriculum is compiled in consultation with the relevant head of department.
It is the responsibility of students to ascertain that the lectures in the appropriate research field are on offer in the specific year of study. The attendance of lectures is compulsory.
The topic of the mini-dissertation must be approved by the relevant head of department.
Examinations and pass requirements
A minimum of 50% is required in the examination of the coursework, with a minimum final mark of 50% to pass.
A minimum of 50% is required to pass the mini-dissertation.
G Regulation G.39.12 applies.
Pass with distinction
The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who obtains a weighted average of 75%, having obtained at least 75% in the mini-dissertation and a weighted average of at least 70% in the remaining coursework constituting the required credits for RFS module of the degree.