International and Public Affairs

The University of Hong Kong

12 months
16258 USD/year
5367 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The master degree in International and Public Affairs at The University of Hong Kong is a taught-course postgraduate programme in international affairs focusing on the Asia Pacific region. 


Networked with institutions in mainland China, North America, and Europe, the programme is designed for mid-career professionals and university graduates who want to further develop or prepare for careers in international affairs.

The master degree in International and Public Affairs offered by The University of Hong Kong provides conceptual knowledge and in-depth understanding of global and Asia Pacific affairs to meet the challenge of a globalising world.

As a major international city with an outward-oriented economy and a meeting point of Asian and Western cultures, Hong Kong is an ideal location for the study of international relations. A regional communication and business hub, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is home to a large number of international organizations and major business corporations. Over ninety countries have chosen to open diplomatic missions in the SAR, which is strategically located as the gateway between China and the rest of the world.

The MIPA is the first postgraduate taught course programme in international affairs offered by a locally based institution of higher learning in Hong Kong. The programme will facilitate the development of knowledge, professional resources, and networks for those interested in international affairs. The faculty consists of dedicated scholars, trained in major universities and well connected with the academic, professional and policy communities regionally and internationally. The department also regularly hosts visiting international scholars in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Theories of International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • International Organization
  • International Relations in the Asia Pacific
  • Understanding Global Problems: Theory and Practice
  • Chinese Foreign Policy

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




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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 admitted to the programme, an applicant should have an honours degree from a recognized university, preferable some training in international affairs, politics, public administration, business, law or journalism/communication or relevant professional experiences. 
  • English proficiency for Master-level academic study is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16258 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16258 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

142,000 (in HK$)


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