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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 of developing a vibrant community of practitioners and researchers in Southeast Asia with the knowledge, mindset and skills to tackle the region’s most pressing Sustainable Development Goal challenges essential for creating a more prosperous, just, inclusive and sustainable world.
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.
MA 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Message from Program Director
The Master of Arts in Social Innovation and Sustainability is a pioneering graduate program in the School of Global Studies dedicated to building a community of practitioners and researchers with the skills and mindset to address the most pressing sustainable development challenges in Thailand and the Asian region. The program is conducted at the Tha Prachan Campus in the historic riverside area of Bangkok near the Grand Palace.
While taking a wide range of courses, students hone their critical thinking, analytical, design thinking, communication and research skills as the basis of developing impactful and purposeful careers in private and public organisations or social entrepreneurs. After taking foundational courses, students can choose between coursework and research tracks. Finally, they complete the program by completing a major independent study or thesis. From 2021, the program will also be a stepping stone to do a PhD in Social Innovation and Sustainability.
After launching in 2019, the program will welcome its third cohort of students in 2021. Within this short period, it has become
a global program with instructors from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Armenia and Thailand. Many of our instructors have a background working for international organisations such as the UNDP, UNESCAP, UNICEF and the International Telecommunications Union. Others bring experience working on grassroots community projects and social enterprises. Our student and alumni community is also diverse, with students from Europe, North America and various Asian countries. Some of them are recent graduates while others are seasoned professionals, but they all contribute to a dynamic, collaborative and vibrant community that seeks to create an inclusive, just and sustainable future.
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 be creating impact in the real world from day one.”
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.
Interested YET ?
Have a Look at our Courses and Curriculum
The Master of Arts in Social Innovation and Sustainability (MA) requires 36 credits to earn a degree in a minimum of 1.5 year of study.
MA in Social Innovation & Sustainability Program for 2020-21
Semester One (August - December)
Plan A: Research and Plan B: Coursework
GS601 Sustainability and the Global Political Economy (3 Credits)
GS603 Approaches to Social Innovation (3 credits)
GS611 Research and Design Thinking (3 credits)
GS613 Designing Organizations for Impact (3 credits)
GS621 Seminar on Social Innovation and Sustainability (3 credits)
Semester Two (January-May)
Plan A: Research
GS741 Research methods for Social Innovation and Sustainability (3 credits)
GS 742 Prospectus Development (3 credits)
GS743 Introduction to Philosophy of Social Science (3 credits)
GS800 Thesis (6 credits)
Plan B: Coursework
GS731 Project Management and Impact Assessment (3 credits)
GS752 Behavioural Economics for Sustainability (3 credits)
GS753 Strategic Leadership for Social Transformation (3 credits)
GS762 Seminar on Sustainability Practices (3 credits)
GS763 Technology for Sustainable Development (3 credits)
Semester Three (June - July)
Plan A: Research
GS800 Thesis (6 credits)
Plan B: Coursework
GS790 Independent Study Thesis (6 credits)
Important Dates for 2020-2021
- Last Date of Priority Application Submission: January 4th, 2021
- Last Date of Application Submission: July 5th, 2021
- Announcement of Final List of Students: August 5th, 2021
- New Student Orientation: To be announce
- The program will be conducted on 2 Full days of Weekends and 1 Day of Weekday (6.00 – 9.00 PM) on Tha Prachan Campus.
Tuition and Fees
MA in Social Innovation and Sustainability
TUITION FEE FOR THAI STUDENTS
The tuition fee for Thai students is 257,710 THB/student/year. Please note that the above mentioned tuition fees represent only estimates based on the current MA curriculum. Read the breakdown of the cost here
Tuition fee for International students
The tuition fee for international students is 298,210 THB/student/year (approximately 9,550 USD). Please note that the above mentioned tuition fees represent only estimates based on the current MA curriculum. Read the breakdown of the cost here.
Message from our Students
“One of the best parts of the program is the other students. This program has attracted professionals from extremely diverse backgrounds which means we get great perspectives in class. Also, our teachers are a blend of traditional academics and practitioners which means we get to learn important theories and at the same time we’re getting very practical tools. I’ve been able to apply a lot of the content to my work almost instantly.”
“During the program, we got a chance to explore a variety of learning experiences. We had developed our social and practical skills through experience-based, hands-on courses such as Design thinking and Grounded immersion. We met, developed conversations, and exchanged experiences with real practitioners, experts, and social impact drivers from different panel discussions. We were also provided with many theories and crucial concepts through the courses to build more solid academic and research background.”
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