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CHINA - Mainland CHINA - Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan GLOBAL


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 of transnational education. There is increasing demand for appropriately trained professionals with an understanding of the challenges faced by education and globalization 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 tomorrow’s global education needs.


  • Focus on global education development since the 2000’s, with a special emphasis on China and is relevant to all countries’ global education development;
  • The diverse modules cover topics from educational management and leadership to language and cross-culture communication;
  • Highly-experienced academic staff with wide variety of international backgrounds;
  • Hands-on internship experience and professional mentorship as part of the programme learning;
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MA in Global Education, you will have:

  • Developed intellectual qualities of reasoning, analysis and creativity;
  • Gained an advanced critical understanding of key issues, concepts and theories of global education, and education management;
  • Fostered abilities of conducting a research project, skills of enquiry and independent learning;
  • Experienced diverse learning activities and gained professional experience as well as capabilities through both in-class and real-life learning sessions.
MA Global Education prepares future educators with glocal competencies and future-oriented thinking. Students are equipped with advanced knowledge and hands-on skills in global education that allow them to foster innovation and transformation in education in China, internationally, and globally.
Yiran Zhao
Programme director

Modules*Programme modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

The University offers a broad range of activities aiming to enrich master students’ theoretical and experiential learning and professional development. Training, workshops and seminars, covering varieties of themes and topics, both generic and subject-specific, are often offered at both University and Academy/department levels. The Academy of Future Education and the Department of Educational Studies often invite scholars and professionals for featured lectures and workshops. You may be provided with opportunities to work as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or intern at XJTLU. Field trips or enterprise/organization visits may also be organized. Such courses or activities will not only support your academic studies in the master’s programme, but also provide you with important skills and capabilities for future employment and professional development.


Modules may be scheduled any time between 9:00 and 20:00, from Monday to Saturday.


Graduates from this programme are well prepared to start or advance their career in transnational education across a variety of fields. These include:

  • K-12 international schools;
  • China-foreign cooperative universities or joint programmes;
  • NGOs with focus on international education development;
  • Private educational start-ups enterprises.
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