MA Program

Program Overview

Master of Arts in Social Innovation and Sustainability

SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES | THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY

Make This Year Count!

CREATE IMPACT IN THE WORLD FROM DAY ONE

Thammasat University’s School of Global Studies is pleased to offer a pioneering Master’s Degree in Social Innovation and Sustainability. The graduate program is driven by a mission to develop a vibrant and diverse community of practitioners and researchers in Southeast Asia with the knowledge, mindset and skills necessary for tackling the region’s most pressing social and environmental challenges while creating prosperous, just, inclusive and sustainable communities. 

WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM DIFFERENT

THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS IN ALL CAREER SECTORS WHO ASPIRE TO EXPAND THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS AND REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMPLEX WORLD.

3 Semesters Program
Community Partnerships
Impactful Employment Opportunities
21st Century Skills

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INTEGRATED LEARNING

PROGRAM THAT IS DRIVEN BY MISSION

Through the dynamically designed program, students learn to identify, research and understand global and regional social, economic and environmental challenges. They learn the various social innovation approaches and develop skills in design thinking and other research methods as a means to understand issues and create solutions that are aligned with the local, social and cultural context. Students gain skills in working with a diverse range of stakeholders and measuring the social and environmental impact of innovations, and enterprise practices.

They also learn how to align corporate and organizational strategies and practices with the Sustainable Development Goals. Additionally, students learn to leverage behavioural economics to drive social and behavioral change while also building partnerships and networks to support sustainable development. 

If you want to make a positive impact in the world and advance your career while being part of our pioneering social impact community, join us in the Masters of Arts in Social Innovation and Sustainability. 

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MASTER OF ARTS FROM A THAI UNIVERSITY WITH A LEGACY

The School of Global Studies is a new and innovative academic initiative within Thammasat University and a front-runner in global health and social innovation within Thailand, Southeast Asia and beyond with a track record of research excellence in the areas of public health, student-centered teaching, and academic service relevant to community needs.

The School of Global Studies enjoys a unique position of being a national, regional and global focal point for global studies, human security and well-being with collaborative relationships with academic and professional communities.

In an increasingly globalized world characterized by profound and rapid change, our passion for social justice and equity combined with our expertise in research, teaching and mentoring emerging leaders is more important than ever.

We are committed to our mission of education, research, service and intercultural dialogue. We do not see these components as separate domains but recognize the importance of the intersections of education, research, service and inter-cultural dialogue.

YOU WILL BE CREATING IMPACT IN THE REAL WORLD FROM DAY ONE.

MAKE THIS YEAR COUNT

At The School of Global Studies, you have the chance to grow in ways that will not only benefit your personal and professional life, but that will benefit those most in need.

You will be expected to assume the responsibility of not only identifying needs but to proactively take action to address those needs. Rather than rely on rigid content to earn your degree, you will engage in innovative thinking in solving real-world problems.

You will not be alone in this important journey of creating impact and social change. Our collective experience and expertise will guide, challenge, and support you every step of the way. 

Courses and Careers 

Together, we have created a dynamic program that emphasises critical and analytical thinking, empathy-building from ethnography and design thinking, evidence-based dialogue, multi-disciplinary collaboration and active public engagement.

Students take a wide array of holistic and multi-disciplinary courses focused on Social Innovation & Sustainability, which cover behavioural and social change, organisational design, research and design thinking methods, impact measurement, strategic leadership and project management.

These courses prepare students for careers in CSR and sustainability management at major corporations, sustainable development at NGOs and international organisations, or social enterprises developing innovations to tackle local, national and global challenges.

Our Team

The School of Global Studies has assembled an international team of academic instructors from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, France, the USA, Thailand, Nepal and India with specialisations in anthropology, sociology, political science, public administration, behavioural economics, urban and community development.

Our team also comprises guest lectures from social enterprises, NGOs, multi-national corporations, international organisations such as UNESAP, UNDP and ADB.

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FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS

INTERDISCIPLINARY

You need multifaceted thinking to understand the economic, political, socio-cultural, well-being and other important aspects inherent in a problem in order to address social issues in our complex world today.

Our curriculum is uniquely designed to provide you with a challenging, strategic approach which draws upon different perspectives, knowledge, and experiences in order to understand problems and explore solutions beyond that of a single discipline.

CAREER SUCCESS

We know how difficult it is to attempt something as challenging as a Master’s degree while working full-time, which is why we give you the opportunity to incorporate relevant projects from your workplace into your degree study. Using this approach will not only allow you to be able to advance your skills, but you’ll also be able to contribute in new and innovative ways to your organization.

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SKILL-BASED

In a rapidly changing and interconnected world, you will gain critical skills to increase your competitive edge for employment mobility in the future global job market. Both our classroom and non-classroom environments ensure learning that instills invaluable competencies, including critical thinking, leadership, communication, time management, teamwork ability, problem-solving, creativity, adaptability, and business skills.

Weekend Classes for Working Professionals

Each week, our MA students take five classes, of which four take place on the weekend, and one is held during on weekday evening to accommodate working professionals. While many full-time professionals have completed the program successfully, we also welcome and encourage students to focus solely on the MA program or consider doing an internship while studying.

The program will be conducted on 2 Full days of Weekends and 1 Day of Weekday (6.00 – 9.00 PM) at Tha Prachan Campus.

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MESSAGE FROM MA PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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MESSAGE FROM OUR STUDENTS

JOIN OUR VIBRANT AND INNOVATIVE TEAM

At the School of Global Studies (SGS), Thammasat University
we are always on the search for talented individuals ready to be part of a vibrant and innovative team.

Contact Us

Rangsit Campus (BA Program)

School of Global Studies, Thammasat University

Learning and Laboratory Building, Piyachart 2
99 Moo 18 Klong Luang, Rangsit, Pathumthani
12121, Thailand

Office :
+66 (0)2 986 9213

Admission Team :
+66 (0)86 788 8064

Tha Pra Chan Campus (MA/PhD)

Office of Graduated Studies, School of Global studies,

F444, 4th floor60th anniversary building (river side), Thammasat University 2 Prachan Rd., Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Office :
+66 (0)2 613 2037

Admission Team :
+66 (0)86 788 8064

E - MAIL

info@sgs.tu.ac.th

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