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Master of Arts in International Affairs

Full Time
1 year
Part Time
Application Period
Deadline of application: 22 June 2020
(852) 2616-8723
Programme Details Master of Arts in International Affairs

Study Mode

1-year, two terms, full-time degree

Programme Curriculum

Term 1 (September - December)

Required Courses (Need to take all 4 courses, total 12 credits)

  • Theories and Approaches of International Relations (3 Credits)
  • Politics of Global Economic Interdependence (3 credits)
  • International Security (3 credits)     
  • Theories and Approaches of Comparative Politics (3 credits)

Term 2 (January - June)

Elective Courses (Need to take 4 courses, 12 credits)

  • Politics of Development in Asia Pacific (3 credits)
  • Greater China: Identity, Interaction, Integration and Diversity (3 credits)
  • International Organizations and Global Governance (3 credits)
  • Environmental Politics and Global Governance (3 credits)
  • International Politics of the Asia-Pacific (3 credits)
  • Foreign Policy and International Relations of China (3 credits)
  • NGOs, Civil Society and the State (3 credits)
  • Ethnic Conflicts and Nationalist Crises (3 credits)
  • Youth Movements and Dissent Politics (3 credits)
  • Selected Issues in Contemporary Chinese Politics (3 credits)


For the 2020-21 academic year, tentatively, we will offer the required plus 4-5 elective courses. We might offer more elective courses depending on student demand and staff availability.

Media Coverage

Ming Pao (13 December 2017)


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