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 XJLTU?

  • 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.


Semester one:

  • Globalisation and Education: Critical Perspectives
  • Principles, Policies and Practices of Global Education
  • Culture and Learning
  • Educational Leadership.

Semester two:

  • Entrepreneurship, Educational Innovation and International Education.
  • The University of Tomorrow: Managing Change in Global HE
  • Internship
  • Language and Power

Semester three:

  • Dissertation

Additional learning activity modules

The completion of additional learning activity is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

ALAs may contain the following elements:

  • Chinese Language (for International Students)
  • Research Methods (Compulsory)
  • Academic Writing (Compulsory)
  • Other Education related modules within XJTLU
  • BA International Relations modules, Year 4
  • EMI Short course (delivered by ILEAD)
  • Understanding China (compulsory for international students)


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


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.


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


Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic Background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in finance, accounting, economics, management, science or engineering.

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 6.5 on any individual component of the test;
  • Or a minimum of 600 on the TOEFL paper test or 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL test.

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

Chinese Language Requirements

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

  • a minimum of level 5 in HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì) and TOCFL (Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language).

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

Program taught in:
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

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Last updated January 30, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
18 months
90,000 CNY
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