Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Economics Study Plan

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Economics
Study Plan

I.Objectives

This program aims to nurture a group of high-level talents for urban and regional research and management with international outlooks, innovation awareness and practical skills who will adapt to urban and regional sustainable development, have a good command of widespread theories about economics and management, master and skillfully use modern research methods of economics. 

II.Program Duration

The normal study duration of Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Economics program is 3 years. The maximum duration is 6 years. 

III.Study Mode

Lectures

IV.Medium of Instruction

Chinese and English

V.Admission Requirements

Postgraduates with any professional degree related to economics or with basic knowledge about economics. 

VI.Academic Field 

Applied Economics

VII.Course Structure

Table 1. Core Courses (18 Credits)

Subjects 

Type

Credit

Research Methodology

Compulsory

3

Urban Economics 

Compulsory

3

Regional Economics 

Compulsory

3

Spatial Economics 

Compulsory

3

Spatial Econometrics

Compulsory

3

Special Topics in Urban and Regional Sustainable Development

Compulsory

3

Table 2. Elective Courses (Complete three courses from the below seven courses) (9 Credits) 

Subjects

Type

Credit

Survey Research and Data Analysis

Elective

3

Industrial Economic Theory and Application 

Elective

3

Public Management Theory and Policy Analysis

Elective

3

Urban and Regional Planning

Elective

3

Environmental and Resource Economics

Elective

3

Special Topics in Macao Development

Elective

3

Special Topics in Bay Area Development

Elective

3

Table 3. Academic Activities (6 Credits)

Subject

Type

Credit

Academic Activities

Compulsory

6

Table 4. Dissertation (12 Credits)

Subject

Type

Credit

Dissertation

Compulsory

12

VIII.Course Requirements

  1. Each student must complete 45 credits as follows: 18 credits from the Core Courses in Table 1; 9 credits from the Elective Courses in Table 2; 6 credits from the Academic Activities in Table 3 by taking part in academic conferences, surveys and project research and so on; 12 credits from Dissertation in Table 4. 
  2. Each student must at least publish one academic paper on a Level 1 journal recognized by the Institute or at least two academic papers on a Level 2 journal recognized by the Institute, or else doctoral dissertation defense won’t be arranged.
  3. Dissertation should pass the assessment and be defended successfully.

VIII. Study Time

The duration for taking all courses is 12 months and the duration for dissertation composition is 24 months.

IX.Graduation Requirements

1. Upon approval from the Senate of the University, the Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Economics will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

(1) Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50* or above (excluding Dissertation)

(2) Abided by the regulations of the University

(3) Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

Note: All curriculum programs and study plan are based on the newest announcement of the BOLETIM OFICIAL DA REGIÃO ADMINISTRATIVA ESPECIAL DE MACAU.

※ In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.

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