12 months
27146 USD/year
29288 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As the first graduate degree course in Hong Kong dedicated to the training of news professionals, the Master of Journalism [MJ] programme from The University of Hong Kong focuses on the core ingredients of a sound education in journalism.


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.

Learning outcomes

The Journalism programme from The University of Hong Kong, 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

Courses included:

  • Covering China
  • Reporting Global Affairs
  • Long Form & Feature Writing
  • Global Financial Journalism
  • Interpreting & Using Business Journalism in a Global Era
  • Gender and the Journalist

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from this university; or
  • A qualification of equivalent standard from this university or from another university or comparable institution;
  • A score of 587 or above (paper-based test) or 240 or above (computer-based test) or 95 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum overall band of 7.0 with no sub-test lower than 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if seeking admission on the basis of qualifications from universities or comparable institutions outside Hong Kong in which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27146 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27146 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29288 USD per year during 12 months.
  • HK$229,800 for non-local residents (total 60 credits @HK$3,830 pre credit)
  • HK$213,000 for local Hong Kong residents (total 60 credits @HK$3,550 pre credit)

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

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


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