Master of Arts in Global Studies in Education

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Introduces students to key topics, significant insights, and major debates and challenges related to globalization and education.

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Explores the interplay between globalization, global processes, and critical educational responses.

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Opportunities for students to consider global issues in education, as well as significant global challenges beyond schools.

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Multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary in structure and content.

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Focuses on global awareness as a key facet of educational development and reform in the region and around the world.

This programme is designed for bachelor's degree holders, current teachers, and new teachers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds in and beyond education.

Participants are required to complete a total of eight courses (24 credit points) for graduation.


Course (3 credit points per course) Credit Points

Core courses


Electives (four out of six elective courses)#

Total 24

# The elective courses listed above may not be offered every year. 

  • Applicants should normally hold a recognised bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants should submit a Personal Study Statement of 500-1,000 words articulating their interest in the programme.
  • Applicants should invite two referees to complete the Referee's Report. Please input information of the referees through the " Confidential Report/References” section in the online application system. The University will send invitation emails to the referees to complete the online referee’s report.  
  • Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should normally fulfil one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:
  • overall score of IELTS 6.0 (academic version) ; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
  • a TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test) ; or
  • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) with a total score of 430 or above (the test should have been taken no more than two years prior to the submission of this application); or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

The results of IELTS/TOEFL provided should be within two years (i.e., for the 2024/25 intake, the IELTS/TOEFL test must be obtained on or after 1 Jan 2022); and

The results of IELTS/TOEFL should be “taken in test centres” (i.e., tests taken online such as IELTS indicator/IELTS Online and TOEFL Home Editions are NOT accepted).

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Tuition Fee: HK$140,800 for both one-year full-time and two-year part-time mode.

The tuition fee is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable. Extension fees will be charged to students who extend their studies beyond the normal duration (i.e., 1 year for full-time and 2 years for part-time).