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What will I learn?

The programme is designed to accomplish the following objectives:

  • To introduce students to key concepts, debates, and perspectives on global studies and global society, with critical and reflective appraisal of those from different canons and western and non-western perspectives;
  • To equip students with a broad range of research methods including quantitative, qualitative, ethnographic, and interpretive, and the ability to discern between these methods;
  • To empower students with the competencies for appreciating the ethical and value issues associated with global society, and for translating their own perspectives into professional practice.


The programme has five concentrations as follows:

  • Global Cultures
  • Global Environmental Health
  • Global Political Economy
  • Global Social Development
  • Global Urban Systems

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 27 units

  • Programme Required Courses 12 units
  • Concentration Required Courses 9 units
  • Elective Courses 6 units

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,22,186) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor's degree for admission to a Taught Postgraduate degree programme; English Language Requirements: TOEFL - 550 (Paper-based), 79 (Internet-based); or IELTS (Academic): Overall Band at 6.5; or CET-6 (College English Test band 6): 450.

For international students

Applicants should possess:

  • a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) from a recognised university or comparable institution; or
  • a qualification deemed to be equivalent.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose first degree is obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

  • an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • a TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test); or
  • a score of 480 in College English Test band 6 (CET-6).

Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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