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International and Public Affairs, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
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. 

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

142,000 (in HK$)

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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