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Journalism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
As the first graduate degree course in Hong Kong dedicated to the training of news professionals, the Master of Journalism [MJ] programme offered by The University of Hong Kong focuses on the core ingredients of a sound education in journalism. 

About

Students received training in the best practices in print, digital and multimedia journalism, as well as media law, standards and ethics. Students may also pursue their interest in business & financial reporting, cultural journalism, global affairs, documentary production, data journalism, photojournalism and in journalism covering China. 

At the The University of Hong Kong, the programme in Journalism, taught in English, seeks to prepare students for the professional world, and to become standard bearers in a fast-changing media environment shaped increasingly by commercial pressures and revolutionary technological developments. 

The programme is also suitable for mid-career journalists interested in professional enhancement or a teaching career, as well as for non-news professionals seeking a media-related career.

Programme Structure

Mode of Attendance

  • Full Time (one year, including classes on evenings and weekends)
  • Part Time (two years, including classes on evenings and weekends)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Full Time (one year, including classes on evenings and weekends)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Part Time (two years, including classes on evenings and weekends)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    587

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with honours or an equivalent qualification.
  • Working experience in journalism is desirable.
  • Candidates may be required to pass a qualifying examination and interview administered by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre.
  • Candidates who do not hold a Bachelor's degree with honours from this University or another qualification of equivalent standard may in exceptional circumstances be permitted to register if: they possess proven professional experience in journalism or in relevant professions, and; show proof of competence in the English language, and satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if appropriate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Local Students

  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 171,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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