M.A. On Campus

Global Society

Hong Kong Baptist University

12 months
14172 USD/year
14172 USD/year
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As a student in Master of Arts in Global Society from Hong Kong Baptist University, you will be equiped to understand how the challenges and opportunities of connected society are multi-dimensional - social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental.


As a student in Master of Arts in Global Society at Hong Kong Baptist University you will pursue and enhance your careers in urban, housing, land-use, and transport planning; cultural and leisure industries; environmental health research, consulting, and management; social, educational, community, and international development; politics, government, and leadership in civil society.

The programme will also be suitable for students wishing to pursue further academic development in Ph.D. programmes.

Programme Objectives

  • To provide a rigorous and broad-based curriculum to appreciate and comprehend the nature of interdependent global society as a set of complex, multi-faceted connections and interrelated processes;
  • 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;
  • To prepare students for career paths in one of five areas of specialism, where specific knowledge combined with generic critical and analytical skills and a whole person outlook are important.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Concepts, Theories and Institutions of Global Studies
  • Research Methods for Global Studies
  • Debating Global Society
  • Globalizations
  • Overseas Field Studies
  •  Urban Planning
  •  Urban Cultural Landscape
  •  Urban Development in China
  •  Sociological Issues in Urban and Regional Development
  •  Managing Change in Schools
  •  Socio-cultural Context of Human Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree, or qualification of equivalent standard from a university or comparable institution;
  • Obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14172 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14172 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14172 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14172 USD per year during 12 months.
  • HKD 130,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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