MA Global Education (part time)

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With an increasingly mobile and globally connected population, the world is rapidly changing and faces many challenges. Education is increasingly borderless, and with this comes challenges of how to ensure quality. There is increasing demand for appropriately trained professionals with an understanding of the challenges faced by education and globalizsation as they interact together. The Masters of Global Education uniquely provides in-depth knowledge, skills and understandings through both practice and theory based modules, enabling its graduates to make a telling future contribution to shaping tomorrows global education needs.

Why should I study Global Education at XJTLU?

  • Internship in a Global Education environment.
  • Possibility to gain teaching experience.
  • Unique programme in China.
  • Brings expertise from the UK and China together.
  • Some exemptions from modules in the XJTLU PG Certificate in Professional Studies programme.

Knowledge and skills

Students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge, drawing on international contexts and perspectives, of the key debates and issues surrounding the development of global education today. This course will enable students to critically reflect on their own educational roles where appropriate, and acquire the necessary skills and contacts to forge a career in a global education field. International students will also begin to learn or improve their Chinese language skills.



Local HE institutions engaging in change, delivery of EMI programmes, Joint Venture schools/HE institutions, government agencies, non-profit organisations who need graduates with a comprehensive knowledge of today’s global education landscape. The ability to communicate in Chinese (for international students) will also enhance career prospects.


Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements


Upper second class (2:1) honours


  • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above
  • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution

Note: Shanghai Ranking of The Best Chinese Universities is subject to annual update

Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other regions

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent). Some work experience in education would be an advantage.

English language requirements

Applicants who are not native speakers of English are expected to meet the following English language requirements:

  • a minimum of 7.0 on the IELTS English language test, with no less than 6.0 on any individual component of the test;
  • Or a minimum of 600 on the TOEFL paper test or 90 on the Internet-based TOEFL test.

Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their English proficiency.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the APPLY link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time and upload any remaining supporting documents.

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.

Note: This programme is subject to final validation from the University of Liverpool, and awaiting official recognition from the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.