Department of Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong

Master of Social Sciences in Global and Regional Studies

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Course Information

  • 5 Sep 2022 (Mon) - 31 May 2023 (Wed) 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Registration period
1 Nov 2021 (Mon) - 31 May 2022 (Tue)
HKD 120,000 Scholarship Available
(Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.

Entrance Scholarship are available and awarded on the basis of academic merits with consideration of non-academic achievement.
Study Mode
1 Year(s)
The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po

Course Overview

Master of Social Sciences in Global and Regional Studies

The Master of Social Sciences in Global and Regional Studies 全球及區域研究社會科學碩士(一年全日制/兩年兼讀制) is the first Master programme that adopts multi-dimensional and multidisciplinary perspectives on studying and understanding Hong Kong and the rise of a sustainable and competitive global city-region in the Pearl River Delta region.

The programme provides students with a macroscopic perspective in analysing the historical transformation of global order through the changing status of Hong Kong from British to Chinese sovereign powers, and more recently, the processes and challenges in the socio-economic transformation in the development of the Greater Bay Area as a world-class megalopolis. Having equipped with global and historical perspectives, this programme encourages students to microscopically examine social, cultural, political and economic aspects of the region’s development.

Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills from different fields within a robust pedagogical framework and are well-positioned to pursue diverse careers in the government, mass media, educational institutions, non-governmental organisations, as well as private enterprises. Graduates of this programme will also be able to pursue further studies in a variety of disciplines, ranging from interdisciplinary studies to disciplinary-specific research degrees.


Study Mode:
Full-time(全日制): 1 Year
Part-time(兼讀制): 2 Years


Programme Enquiries:
Ms Jane Lee
Tel: (852) 2948 7707

Admission Enquiries: 
Tel: (852) 2948 6886

What You’ll Learn

Programme Aims

On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to demonstrate the following abilities:
1. Master the up-to-date knowledge of the complexity and dynamism in regional development in the Greater Bay Area and the role of Hong Kong in the region from social, economic, spatial, and governance perspectives;
2. Acquire multiple perspectives and innovative skills in studying different regional development strategies and pathways in the national and global contexts;
3. Apply social science concepts, theories and methodologies empirically to case studies and real-life examples in relation to the developmental issues of the Greater Bay Area by creatively imagining future possibilities as well as solutions; and
4. Uphold ethical responsibility and sensitivity to the diversity of values in global and regional studies.


Course Outlines
• From Area to Global Studies: Conceptual Foundations and Selected Issues
• Research Methods in Global and Regional Studies
• Global Politics
• The History of South China: Local and Global Contexts
• Urbanism and the Socio-Economic Geographies in the Pearl River Delta
• Migration and Families in Global and Regional Contexts
• Digital Communities in a Globalized Era
• Regions in the Global Economy

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