Master of Arts in Global Studies in Education (Subject to the University's final approval) - Admissions - Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK


Postgraduate Programme

Master of Arts in Global Studies in Education (Subject to the University's final approval)

  • Introduces students to key topics, significant insights, and major debates and challenges in the field of global studies in education.
  • Explores the interplay between globalization, global processes, and critical educational responses.
  • Opportunities for students to consider global issues in education, as well as significant global challenges beyond schools.
  • Multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary in structure and content.
  • 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 current teachers, new teachers and others 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

  • Research and academic writing in global studies in education 
  • Local education in a globalized world
  • Contemporary global challenges 
  • Key issues in education in global context

Electives (four out of six elective courses)#

  • Global governance and education policy 
  • Higher education and international development 
  • Education futures
  • Inequality and education 
  • Histories of modernization and education development 
  • Independent project in global studies in education
Total 24

# All elective courses 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 submit letters of recommendation. They should complete the standardized Referee's Report available in the online application system and submit them to the University (
  • 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.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Tuition Fee: HK$128,000 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).