Master Program

Project introduction


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.

Program Highlights

The Masters of Global Education is intended to provide suitably qualified graduates and/or educators an opportunity to gain specialist knowledge and skills, update their knowledge, and develop a deep understanding of Global Education, at both the theoretical and practical level. The programme is designed with many unique features, especially highlights the following:

  • A credit bearing internship to all students to boost their professional competencies.

  • The programme draws on Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University as a real-life example of a successful Chinese transnational education model;

  • 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 programme modules cover topics from educational management and leadership to language and cross-culture communication;

  • 600 hours of a tailored Individual Learning Plan, spread over the academic programme, selected from a range of Additional Learning Activities. 

Program Aims

  • Develop intellectual qualities of reasoning, analysis and creativity; 

  • Gain an advanced critical understanding of key issues, concepts and theories of global education, and education management;

  • Promote the value of global education as part of essential learning in the twenty-first century;

  • Encourage critical reflective engagement with the educational community in China and internationally

  • Foster abilities of conducting a research project, skills of enquiry and independent learning;

  • Assist students in obtaining teaching experience and capabilities through both mock and real-life teaching sessions;

  • Develop and embed global education principles and practices across educational courses and initiatives within transnational institutions.

Program Advantages

  • Hands-on internship experience as part of the programme learning;

  • Professional mentorship for individualized professional development;

  • Highly-experienced academic staff with wide international backgrounds;

  • Attractive location embedded in a real transnational institution;

  • Diverse learning activities on and off-campus;

  • Varity creative assessment types beyond essay writing.

Potential Future Careers

Career potential for successful graduates is endless and highly flexible, with most expected to typically continue to work in Transnational Education in a variety of fields. These include:

  • K-12 international schools;

  • China-foreign cooperative universities or programmes;

  • NGOs with focus on international education development;

  • Private educational start-ups enterprises.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

A good first degree in any Subject. 

English Language Requirements:

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

  • IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent in a recognised language test.

  • Applicants who can demonstrate sustained working in English Language, using all 4 skills, will normally be exempt from the language requirement.

Work Experience / Other Requirements:

Whilst not essential, work experience in an education related field would be an advantage






3   Compulsory Modules

1   Optional Module

2   Compulsory Modules


3   Compulsory Modules

1   Optional Module

2   Compulsory Modules



1   Compulsory Modules

1   Optional Modules



1   Compulsory Modules

1   Optional Modules









Module Title

ILE 401

Globalisation & Education: Critical Perspectives

ILE 402

Entrepreneurship, Education Innovation & International Education

ILE 403

Principles, Policies, and Practices of Global Education

ILE 404

The University of Tomorrow: Managing Change in Global Higher Education

ILE 405

Education Leadership

ILE 406

Educational Internship

ILE 407

Culture & Learning (Optional)

ILE 408

Language and Power (Optional)

ILE 409

Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (Optional)

ILE 410

The Student Experience in Global Higher Education (Optional)

ILE 411


 Important Dates

  • Admissions Deadline

        - For Mainland China applicants: 15 July 2020 

        - For international applicants and applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 30 June 2020

  • Pre-sessional English Course: Summer (July/August) 2020 for students with additional language requirement; 

  • Incoming students: beginning of September 2020;

Tuition & Location

  • RMB 90,000 for the entire 18-month full-time programme.

  • Location: XJTLU South-campus


Please follow the link below and prepare your documents in advance. The registration will officially open on March. 




Contact us

Contact Program Director: Dr. Qian “Sarah” Wang at