Prospective Students

Master of Social Sciences in Global and Regional Studies

New admission for 2024 entry.
Remark: The Master of Social Sciences in Global Hong Kong Studies is retitled to Master of Social Sciences in Global and Regional Studies from 2022/23

The Master of Social Sciences in Global and Regional Studies is the first Master programme that adopts multi-dimensional and multidisciplinary perspectives on studying and understanding Hong Kong and the rise of a sustainable and competitive global city-region in the Pearl River Delta region. The programme provides students with a macroscopic perspective in analysing the historical transformation of global order through the changing status of Hong Kong from British to Chinese sovereign powers, and more recently, the processes and challenges in the socio-economic transformation in the development of the Greater Bay Area as a world-class megalopolis. Having equipped with global and historical perspectives, this programme encourages students to microscopically examine social, cultural, political and economic aspects of the region’s development. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills from different fields within a robust pedagogical framework and are well-positioned to pursue diverse careers in the government, mass media, educational institutions, non-governmental organisations, as well as private enterprises. Graduates of this programme will also be able to pursue further studies in a variety of disciplines, ranging from interdisciplinary studies to disciplinary-specific research degrees.

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Room D3-1/F-22A, Department of Social Sciences,
The Education University of Hong Kong,
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong


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Programme Code
Full Time
1 year
Part Time
2 years
Programme Info
Programme Leader
Dr Li Yu Wai Vic

Contents of the Programme

On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to demonstrate the following abilities:

  1. Master the up-to-date knowledge of the complexity and dynamism in regional development in the Greater Bay Area and the role of Hong Kong in the region from social, economic, spatial, and governance perspectives;
  2. Acquire multiple perspectives and innovative skills in studying different regional development strategies and pathways in the national and global contexts;
  3. Apply social science concepts, theories and methodologies empirically to case studies and real-life examples in relation to the developmental issues of the Greater Bay Area by creatively imagining future possibilities as well as solutions; and
  4. Uphold ethical responsibility and sensitivity to the diversity of values in global and regional studies.

The programme comprises 24 credit points (cps). Students normally take one to two years to complete the programme. They need to attend classes which may be held in the evening/daytime on weekdays or weekends at the Tai Po Campus or Tseung Kwan O Study Centre and/or satellite study center near Kowloon Tong as decided by the University.


The programme consists of 8 core courses and 2 elective courses. Students are required to complete 24 credit points for graduation.

For one-year full-time mode, each student will need to take 4 courses in Semester I and 4 in Semester II:
Core: Semester Core: Semester
From Area to Global Studies: Conceptual Foundations and Selected Issues Semester I Urbanism and the Socio-Economic Geographies in the Pearl River Delta Semester II
Research Methods in Global and Regional Studies Semester I Migration and Families in Global and Regional Contexts Semester II
Global Politics Semester I Digital Communities in a Globalized Era Semester II
The History of South China: Local and Global Contexts Semester I Regions in the Global Economy Semester II
Global Financial Market and Instruments
Semester I Elective:
Local and National Issues in Education
Semester II


For two-year part-time mode, each student can take 2 courses in each semester.
Two core courses Year 1 Semester I Two core courses Year 1
Semester II
Two core course OR
One core course plus one Elective
Year 2 Semester I Two core course OR
One core course plus one Elective
Year 2
Semester II

There are two options for completing the 24 credit points for graduation:

1. Students who opt for coursework are required to take eight core courses (3 cps each) OR 6 to 7 core courses plus 1 to 2 electives (3 cps each) adding up to 24 cps for the graduation.


Credit Points (CPs)

All 8 Core courses


6-7 Core courses plus 1-2 Electives





2. Students who have sufficient research competencies, have obtained approval, and opt for the Research Project (6 cps) are required to take the two compulsory core courses (3 cps each) plus any 4 courses from the remaining core courses and electives (3 cps each) adding up to 24 cps for the graduation.


Credit Points (CPs)

From Area to Global Studies: Conceptual Foundations and
Selected Issues


Research Methods in Global and Regional Studies


Any 4 out of the remaining Core courses/ Electives


Research Project






The medium of instruction is English.


This programme is offered on a self-funded basis. The tuition fee for the whole programme is HK$120,000, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferrable. Extension fees will be charged to students who have to extend their studies beyond the normal duration. (For September 2022 Entry)

Entrance Scholarships are available and awarded on the basis of academic merits with consideration of non-academic achievement.

  1. Applicants should normally hold recognized Bachelor's degrees or equivalent. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.
  2. Applicants whose entrance qualifications are obtained from institutions in a non-English speaking system should normally meet the EdUHK’s post-graduate admission language requirement:
  • IELTS 6.0 or above; or 
  • a TOEFL score of 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 430 or above and the test result should be valid within two years); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

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Course Outline
Course Course
From Area to Global Studies: Conceptual Foundations and Selected Issues SSC6265 Urbanism and the Socio-Economic Geographies in the Pearl River Delta SSC6322
Research Methods in Global and Regional Studies SSC6321 Migration and Families in Global and Regional Contexts SSC6324
Global Politics SSC6223 Digital Communities in a Globalized Era SSC6325
The History of South China: Local and Global Contexts SSC6323 Regions in the Global Economy SSC6326

Elective: EDS6002 Local and National Issues in Education | BUS6031 Global Financial Market and Instruments

Research Project: SSC6228 Research Project

Any aspect of course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

Programme Teaching Team
Name Phone Email Room
Dr CHONG King Man Eric 
Assistant Professor
2948 7012 kingman D4-1/F-12
Dr HO Ka Ki Lawrence
Assistant Professor
2948 8486 lawrenceho D3-1/F-07
Dr HUI Lai Hang Dennis
Assistant Professor
2948 6365 huilh D3-1/F-01
Dr LI Yu Wai Vic
Associate Professor
2948 8713 vicliyw D4-1/F-46
Dr MA Kin Hang Matt
Lecturer I
2948 7690 makinhang D2-1/F-05
Dr PAN Suyan
Associate Professor
2948 8616 pansuyan D3-1/F-52
Dr TAN Weiqiang
Associate Professor
2948 8540 wqtan D3-1/F-09
Dr TO Wai Chun Clara
Assistant Professor
2948 8447 clarato D4-1/F-08
Dr WONG Yee Hang Mathew
Assistant Professor
2948 7839 myhwong D3-1/F-58
Graduates’ Sharing
李儀萍 (2021 畢業生)




在這一年的學習中,我以自己本科金融學建模知識為基礎,在老師的引導下,不斷拓展相關的學習與研究。我先後用python完成了情感分析,用Nvivo完成了內容分析、文本分析、比較分析。在自己的research project中運用多元回歸模型和主成分分析模型結合SPSS和EViews的輔助得出自己的結論,通過操作软件得出模型是非常有成就感的事情。整個過程都伴隨著大量的文獻閱讀和文字輸出,是一個關關難過、關關過的過程。 




鄒想想 (2020 畢業生)


非常幸運,碩士一年畢業後,自己能成功留港在北區一所Top 5的學校當一名自我感覺很幸福的小學英文老師。回想一年前,很幸運自己能入讀教大,雖坦誠而言,教大在QS綜合排名上不若其他幾所高校,但她非常人性化、讓人一踏入就忍不住流連的圖書館,她免費、多樣、齊全“只要人來了就好”的運動設施,她多文化背景的各國外教語言支持,她系統貼心又接地氣的職業規劃支持……都讓我覺得自己這一年,很值,很“回本”。


全球香港研究專業,聽起來似有些寬泛,甚至光聽名字幷不能直接猜出到底學什麽,却用實實在在的乾貨幫我更全面地認識了香港,讓我能在2019年幷不平靜、衆說紛紜的大環境中依然對香港的未來對自己的未來懷抱積極的心態,讓我更堅定地選擇留港工作、生活。除了知識上的得獲,更讓我感動幷震撼的是這個專業的授課老師。他們極强的責任心和“護犢”之心,很有感染力的課堂激情,很包容、開明、尊重的學術態度和人生態度,很耐心的“聆聽“,很積極的回應,及go find your curiosity的鼓勵和引導……都在向我role model幷鼓舞著我:我要成爲且也可以成爲他們這樣的老師,然後,我的學生也會同我這般覺得溫暖幸運。因爲他們,我燃起了對教育的熱忱,决心留港,决心從事教育。






吳曉慧 (2019 畢業生)




學到用時方恨少,最大的挑戰來自於全英文授課,之前從沒體驗過啊!因此每一次上課絕不敢怠慢,打起十二分精神基本能聽懂一大半,回去再回味復習一下也能跟上節奏。但碰到個別導師英語講太快,直接傻眼。英語不夠好,就得創造和抓住機會練習,學語言最重要的就是環境。於是在同學群裏宣導大家儘量用英語交流,朋友圈都發中英文雙語,課堂上也積極舉手回答問題、踴躍參與討論,不管說的對不對,敢說就行。再加上啃了許多英文文獻,寫了無數篇Response Paper,一年下來不管是英語閱讀,還是聽力口語都進步了一些,頗感欣慰。

最難的是Presentation和Research Paper,用中文來做都是很大挑戰,況英語乎!硬著頭皮也要上啊,經過充分準備和學習演練,還有小組小夥伴們的協作配合,總算順利又圓滿完成了每一次任務。為我們自己鼓掌喝彩!連英語演講都沒問題,相信大家以後在任何場合都落落大方不會怯場!

上學期寫過一篇“說說我們的教授和Tutor”,詳細介紹了德高望重的副校長趙教授,認真負責的Leader Dr Ho,謙謙君子溫潤如玉的王老師,帥氣幹練的Vic Li,細心細緻隨時隨地陪伴和幫助我們的Tutor正非。下學期還認識了非常用心、非常可愛的Eric,平易近人的Dennis,體貼溫和的Clara,時尚美麗的黎明老師。你們用專業的知識、認真的態度、清晰的講授、和親身帶領我們實地參觀考察,不僅為我們打開了知識的大門,還讓我們看到這個世界的多樣性、可能性,讓我們的眼界和視野更廣闊,衷心感謝你們!


ELYASI Mahdi (Iran), (2018 Graduate)

"The Programme has enabled me to identify all important elements and factors in an event. Because of following waves of development in this region taking a comparative approach in studying East Asian countries is so helpful in understanding the way they followed toward development. 

I can say with confidence, joining this programme has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have gained a strong foundation for further studies on the region. I am so glad I came to The Education University of Hong Kong to study."

CHEN Zhiyuan (2018 Graduate, current PhD student of Peking University)


Au Yeung Ka Ki (2017 Graduate, current Assistant Curatorial Officer of a museum)

"Taking this Programme, you will gradually dispel the myths of society through finding out the related evidences. Come and join us!"


Student Activities

A farewell lunch gathering with MSSc(GRS) students 2022/23 was held on 17 April 2023. A good chance to reminisce about favourite moments at EdUHK and share future plans!

Field trip to Central on Hong Kong's Financial History

MGRS students participated in a field trip to Central to learn about Hong Kong's financial history and stories about financial institutions from an experienced banker as the guide.

A warm gathering with some MSSc(GHKS) students 2020/21 was held on 23 June 2021. Although behind masks, this was the first time students and the programme team met after a whole year of online classes. What a joyful afternoon!

Study Tour to Netherlands (Dec 2019)

Study Tour to Vancouver (June 2019)

Visiting refugee centre in Chung King Mansions led by Dr Ho (26 Oct 2019)

Learning By Doing in Shek Lei St John's Catholic Primary School led by Prof Chiu (17 Oct 2019)

Tai Po History Walk

Tai Po Walk

Trip to Hong Kong Museum of History

Library Tour

A field visit to the Legislative Council of HKSAR  到香港特別行政區立法會實地考察

Iran Trip 2016

Selfie with local students at the Golestan Palace

Imam Square in Isfahan

Geneva Tour 2017


UN Geneva


International Red Cross and Red Crescent

World Council of Churches




Media Coverage

配合大湾区建设 创建全新学科 ——访香港教育大学“全球香港研究”硕士课程副主任赵振洲博士

(深圳商报, 24-3-2021)近年来,在香港的高校研究领域逐渐兴起一个新的社会科学学科——“全球香港研究”。其中,最为典型、成果颇丰的当属香港教育大学。该校专门设置了“全球香港研究”的硕士研究生方向。

为了一探这个新学科的究竟,记者采访了香港教育大学赵振洲博士。赵博士是该校“全球香港研究”硕士课程副主任,她对此学科的缘起、设置及发展了解深入而全面。她说,“全球香港研究”主要是以全球化视野研究香港。香港是一带一路和粤港澳大湾区发展重要枢纽,也是重要的国际金融、贸易、和航运中心。Read More ...


(星島日報, 2017-11-09) 來自伊朗的Mahdi,在教大攻讀全球及香港研究社會科學碩士生,他讚歎在港以英語交流便利。

教大首名伊朗生 學粵語融入本港

(星島日報報道)教育大學今個學年首次取錄來自伊朗的學生,隻身來港的Mahdi Elyasi,正攻讀全球及香港研究社會科學碩士。在港生活短短兩個月,他已入鄉隨俗,學習廣東話,又與港人一樣愛

上喝檸檬茶;Mahdi又發現兩地文化不謀而合,如伊朗人都是以米飯為主食,慶祝等同中國農曆新年的春節等。Read More ...

Master programme in Global and Hong Kong Studies offers students a whole new perspective, not just on global issues but also about themselves

(SCMP, Professional Education, 2016-12-09)

While university programmes are often interesting and useful, they are seldom lifechanging. But Wang Zhengfei, who began studying for his master’s degree in September, feels that the course is already changing him and how he views his future. Read More ...

Tips for non-local Students
鄒想想 (2020畢業生)
(一)    教大資源篇


  1. 教大體育館:免費(需提前預定)的羽毛球場、壁球場、網球場、健身房、游泳池。拍子、場地、配套都很齊全,人來了就好~~~有機會認識到志趣相投的好朋友~墻裂推薦~
  2. 教大ASLLC:免費(需綫上報名)多樣且好玩有用的語言課程,疫情下有提供綫上課程,可以提高英文口語,可以尋求語言支援(各種考試前的培訓),也可以感受不同國家的文化,還可以認識其他專業的朋友~墻裂推薦~
  3. 教大Career develop team提供的各種career talk, 如面試求職的各種培訓(求職網站介紹,如何寫簡歷,面試技巧,簡歷照片拍攝等等),老師們非常耐心細心,而且career talk種類非常多,少部分無用,大部分很受用,一定要關注學生郵箱收到的各種推送,有時間墻裂推薦參加看看~~

(二)    香港教師求職篇


1. 提前一年的準備
如若想在香港當老師,要麽(1)來港讀一年制的PGDE或者5年制的Bachelor of Education, 要麽(2)本科爲師範類專業且受過師訓,在港讀碩士,來港後立即去HKCAAVQ做學歷認證(該認證需要1-2個月,儘早準備,我是去年10月份拿到了認證)。如是教英文科,來港後務必立即去申請英文基準試的豁免(該豁免耗時約4個月,儘早申請,我是去年9月份申請,次年2月份拿到了豁免)。這兩項是門檻,建議提早規劃,如若等畢業時再做認證,找工作會非常非常艱難,甚至簡歷環節即被刷掉。

2. 揾工過程
面經分享:(1)事前列好一些常見問題,將答案做成視覺佳的mindmap,打印4份,如面試時真的有問到,拿出來,給到面試官,不是爲了讓你念答案,而是給面試官一種你有備而來很用心的感覺,同時視覺及邏輯化的紙質呈現方式,會讓你的現場回答更加分; (2)面試後如覺察到有些問題回答得幷不系統不完整不如人意,回到家後務必立馬用mindmap等視覺化的方式重新寫一份答案,然後郵件/郵寄/WhatsApp發給面試方,會增加錄用概率,即使不錄用,它日有空缺之時,也會想到你,不要放過任何一絲機會~~

3. 薪酬相關
如是TA崗位,可直接前往學校官網,查看該校的政府津貼使用計劃書和周年計劃書,裏面會很清楚寫明該校TA的薪酬多少,所以當面試方問你預計薪酬時,你其實可以做到心中有數,根據我個人經驗(有待其他人考證),小學TA 10000-15000/月,一萬二是常態,中學11000-15000/月,一萬三四是常態,TA周六大概率需要上班/輪休,沒有寒暑假,每年簽合同。

4. 教學工作量
香港教師是非常辛苦的,一周有25-27節課,除此之外還有非常多的paperwork和行政工作,還要帶課外活動,若不是真的熱愛,做得約莫會很苦痛~~這邊的教學理念是積極教育,正向教育,傳統的那套語法操練成績第一,部分學校也存在,但整體是全人教育,老師是打心底愛孩子,打心底想盡一切辦法建立各種平臺以讓孩子發現自己的潜能和優勢(而不是拼命補短板改缺點)~~工作量雖然大,但是一般工作氛圍會很有愛,很包容,大部分人都是抱著如何幫你而不是judge you 挑你刺兒彰顯我比你厲害的心態~~

(三)    香港生活及非教育行業求職篇

  1. 性價比比較高的手機電話卡:港漂圈提供的年套餐,新生第一年500港幣/年,老生就變成了700港幣/年了,但還是比移動、寬頻等運營商便宜很很多~上網打電話都够用~具體如何辦,請參見港漂圈(微信公衆號)。
  2. 租房:寄托天下(網站名稱),港漂圈(微信公衆號)
  3. 非教育行業求職、香港生活、畢業前後各種簽證攻略:簡職HK(微信公衆號),港漂圈(微信公衆號),小U在香港(微信公衆號),前兩個我個人覺得做得比較好,信息很豐富也很够用。
  4. 香港大部分行業的薪酬都是比較透明的,教大的Edjob plus上有各行業的薪酬調查表可供參考,也可以自行穀歌搜索,HKSAR統計局網站上也有很多薪酬相關的數據,可自行挖掘~
(四)    粵語篇

推薦app: 粵語U學員,粵語字典

附錄一 面試問題清單

我面試的主要是TA和英文老師的職位(中學和小學),以下是我面試過得部分學校的面試問題,原則是每間學校都不一樣,每年都會不一樣。爲保證公平性,不透露學校的名字,僅供參考。教大的Career develop team的面試培訓也會給出一個清單,那上面的問題也可以好好準備一下,有備無患~面試一般有2-3甚至4輪,一般都會有英文、普通話和廣東話三種語言。


第一輪:panel head + 2個英文老師,全英文面試

1. 爲什麽會申請這個崗位

2. 你對這個崗位的瞭解是什麽

3. 教英文需要過LPAT你知不知道

4. TA的人工比老師的會低很多,你知不知道

5. 在香港成爲一個老師需要做什麽你知不知道

6. 如果我們的學生英文很差,你打算怎麽教

7. 如果你說完指令後,學生聽不懂,你怎麽辦

8. 如果上課有學生非常調皮,擾亂課堂秩序,你怎麽辦

9. 你會不會講粵語

10. 你有沒有教青少年的經歷

11. 暑假要帶隊去國外study tour,你覺得OK嗎?你覺得自己可以勝任嗎?

12. 我們是宗教學校,你知道我們屬哪個宗教嗎?你如何看待宗教信仰?


1. 自我介紹一下(用普通話)

2. 用英文:你的未來規劃是怎麽樣的(進一步問了先生的工種和工作地方,以及關于孩子的事情)

3. 你的學歷比較高,爲什麽會願意做TA

4. 用粵語:你如何看待青年的社會運動

5. 用粵語:你如何看待宗教

6. 你有什麽其他問題


1. 用粵語:你爲什麽想申請我們這個崗位

2. 你有簽證嗎?

3. 用粵語:你家人在哪裏?你是獨生的嗎?進一步引出你的先生是做什麽的?教什麽科目

4. 用英語:你爲什麽想在香港當老師?而不是深圳?你未來的規劃是什麽?

5. 以下都是英語:你爲什麽選擇我們這個學校

6. 你對現在的香港社會運動怎麽看

7. 你有宗教信仰嗎?

8. 你的名字一直叫sunshine 嗎?爲什麽叫這個名字



1st-round Interviewer: English panel head, Chinese panel head & liberal study panel head 

1. For the 1st 10 minutes: three of the interviewer will act as students and ask me questions based on the Worksheet they are going to finish. Let me answer their questions —>involve pronunciation, difference between countable noun and uncountable nouns & how to respond students

2. How are you gonna help those students whose English is weak?

3. [用粵語問答]你如何對待班上的少數族裔學生及他們的信仰

4. What’s your expectation of this position 

5. School mission 

6. If you are gonna bring your students to the museum, according to the law, there must be another teacher accompany you but no teacher would like to do that? How do you deal with this?

第二輪面試:Interviewer: 3個課程主任

1. If you are going to cooperate with NET teacher on programs, what would you do?

2. Why do you wanna be an English teacher in HK instead of Mainland China?

3. Being a teaching assistant involves so many trifles, sometimes you’ll feel bored, how would u deal with that?

4. If your student can not speak good English and Putonghua and can only speak Cantonese, how would u deal with that?

5. What kind of extra-curriculum activities you can do to promote education diversity?

6. Do you know about cross-subject teaching? How would you do that?

7. Can you teach phonics?

8. [用普通話] 你對推廣天主教宗教活動有信心嗎?

9. [用普通話]你是碩士學歷,會不會覺得做教學助理太委屈了?

10. [用普通話]如果課堂一個學生對你很不尊敬,甚至駡你,你怎麽辦?

11. [粵語] 你可以帶領什麽課外活動?

12. Do you have any questions?


1. 簡單介紹一下自己的姓名,教育背景,經歷,爲什麽想應聘這個崗位

2. 這個崗位會涉及一些福音傳教,需要你role model, can you do that?

3. 你最終想當老師,那你知道申請PGDE的流程嗎?

4. 你在這裏工作需要工作簽證嗎?

5. 你如何看待香港的青年一代?

6. 如果你的學生讓你去參加游行,在校內反對升國旗,在校內舉行一些光榮香港的活動,作爲老師,你會怎麽做?


1st-round Interview:2 interviewer

1. One-minute Self-introduction 

2. Why do you want to be an English teacher 

3. What’s your weakness

4. How are you gonna promote e-learning

5. How do you deal with SEN students 

6. Some students can only speak Cantonese; will it be a concern for you?

7. What do you know about our school

8. Have you ever taught local school students

9. Do you have any question



1. 用粵語自我介紹

2. [英文回答] what’s your understanding towards this teaching assistant position? 

3. [用粵語回答] 如何幫助學生提高英文單詞的聽寫

4. 預期薪水



1. 自我介紹

2. 你喜歡教中學還是小學

3. 你在你的教育實習中遇到的困難點

4. 說課(一張reading section from textbook,準備15分鐘,然後向面試官說明我打算如何教這篇閱讀)


第一輪面試:panel head

1.    自我介紹(英文)

2.    你打算如何交outdoor activity的生詞

3.    你如何做課堂管理?如果學生很頑皮,你怎麽辦?

4.    你會如何懲罰學生?


1.    你的學生如果喜歡電競,你會怎麽處理?

2.    你打算如何教post-reading?

3.    你可以教幾年級,可以教哪些科目

4.    請說一下你上份工作的主要內容

5.    你對香港社會運動的理解是什麽?


1.    你爲什麽要留港當老師?其他不記得了。。。 




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