5–year Concurrent BA/MA Programme

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and its partners in China and Japan have established a programme that will enable a small number of students to complete a BA from their respective college and an MA from the Graduate Institute in five years, instead of the normal six years.

Applications are only possible for students of the Graduate Institute's partner programmes:



Eligible students from our partner universities in China and Japan will spend the first three years of their BA at their home institution; they will then be able to complete their BA (fourth year) while starting their MA at the Graduate Institute.


MA Programmes at the Institute


There are two categories of MA programmes available at the Graduate Institute:

  • Disciplinary masters: Master in Anthropology and Sociology, Master in International Economics, Master in International History, Master in International Law, Master in International Relations/Political Science.
  • Interdisciplinary masters: Master in International Affairs, Master in Development Studies.




For more information, please contact :

  • The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Social Sciences
    Ms Vanessa Sit, vansit@hku.hk
  • Peking University:
    Ms Liu Qian, Programme Officer, Office for International Programmes, liuqian2013@pku.edu.cn
  • Contact at Sophia University:
    Ms Kazumi Sato, Director of Office of Global Education and Collaboration, kazumi_sato@cl.sophia.ac.jp