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Media, Culture and Creative Cities, M.S.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #25 (QS) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
Our Master of Social Sciences programme in Media, Culture and Creative Cities at The University of Hong Kong provides an innovative sociologically-grounded approach to understanding the central role of media, culture and creativity in a world city context. 


Our programme in Media, Culture and Creative Cities, offered byThe University of Hong Kong provides academic and professional training for students and practitioners in the fields of media, culture and creative industries, and a foundation for advanced research degree studies in these areas.

The centrepiece of our programme is our Capstone project, where you will conduct a unique research project in close collaboration with a leading company or organisation in the field of media, culture, and creative cities. This allows you to apply your learning through the programme to a real-life situation, in addition to gaining valuable practical experience and connections.

In this programme, we aim to provide you with:

  • theoretical knowledge for understanding how media, culture, and creative cities function in today's global society
  • skills to allow you to conduct original and rigorous research on media, culture, and creative cities
  • exposure, connections, and career prospects in related fields
  • the ability to analyse, and contribute to, related policy discussions in order to have an impact upon government, industry, and civil society

Programme Structure

Our programme is particularly ideal if you:

  • intend to start, or already have, a career in media and culture related fields
  • work in business, government and other non-cultural fields but want to increase your conceptual understanding of, and skills in, media and cultural studies
  • are a graduate from related disciplines of sociology, anthropology, journalism, urban studies, or media and cultural studies wishing to pursue further research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree, or another qualification of equivalent standard; and preferably have relevant working experiences in the media and cultural sector.
  • Candidates must pass a written test and a face-to-face interview, and if necessary a language test will be scheduled to assess their English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.


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