International Studies

City University of Hong Kong

12 months
928 USD/credit
928 USD/credit
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This International Studies programme at City University of Hong Kong is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of regional and international affairs. This knowledge will not only help to upgrade their professional abilities but will also ensure that they are equipped with the necessary tools to understand the global and regional forces that shape our world.


The International Studies programme at City University of Hong Kong will provide advanced training for students seeking to upgrade their analytical capacity, research and data collection skills as well as their communication and presentation capacities. 

In 2005 the US National Intelligence Council released a landmark report entitled Mapping the Global Future, in which it stated that ‘In the same way that commentators refer to the 1900s as the “American Century,” the 21st century may be seen as the time when Asia …comes into its own.’ It is essential, therefore, to equip students with the necessary skill sets to not only understand the dynamics of this rise but also the implications of it on their daily lives, the functionality of their societies and economies, the performance of their states and governments. 

Without such an understanding students will be passive receptors of change and remain ill-equipped to maximise their potential in an ever-globalising workplace.

Bonus Features

Students will acquire the ability:

  • independently identify the forces shaping the interplay of Asian and international policies and programmes;
  • generate innovative hypotheses to explain similarities, differences, patterns, and relationships across a range of critical issues;
  • conduct theory-based analyses of regional and international issues across the fields of political economy, political science, security studies and international relations;

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Asian Security
  • International Political Economy
  • The State and Economy in East Asia
  • Theory in Asian and International Studies
  • Disaster Management
  • Research Design for the Social Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. 




24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and

  • have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized tertiary institution or an equivalent qualification.
  • One or more years of working experience in a related field would be an advantage.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National and International: HK$7,200 per credit


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