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Master of Arts (MA) in Global Society

Faculty of Social Sciences


Study Mode Full-time: 1 year

Tuition Fee HK$140,000/programme

Cut Off Date 26 Jul 2021

Year of Entry 2021 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date28 Sep 2020 

Application Deadline7 Jun 2021 (non-local)
26 July 2021 (local)

Programme DirectorDr Krzysztof SLIWINSKI

Programme Office (852) 3411 6475  

Selection Process
  1. Qualified applicants may be invited to interview to assess their motivation and suitability for the programme.
  2. The failure to provide adequate information in the application will result in a delay in the processing of your application.
  3. Interviews will be conducted by Skype/QQ/WeChat every two weeks.
  4. The interview will last for 10 minutes. Candidates may visit the programme website for more information and send e-mail for further enquiries.
  5. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.


The programme adopts a rolling admission policy. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible, as applications may close earlier than the posted deadlines if all spots are filled.


The programme is designed to accomplish the following objectives:

  1. 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;
  2. To equip students with a broad range of research methods including quantitative, qualitative, ethnographic, and interpretive, and the ability to discern between these methods;
  3. 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.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 27 units
Programme Required Courses 12 units
 Concentration Required Courses 9 units
Elective Courses 6 units

The programme has five concentrations as follows:

  1. Global Cultures
  2. Global Environmental Health
  3. Global Political Economy
  4. Global Social Development
  5. Global Urban Systems
Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

Applicants should possess:

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


Language Proficiency Requirement

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:

  1. an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  2. a TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test); or
  3. a score of 480 in College English Test band 6 (CET-6).
  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.