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MJ Journalism

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

146000 HKD
42100 HKD
146000 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
EU 300 HKD
Department of Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)95
TOEFL-PBT (min)587

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About this course

  • The degree is a professional programme designed to produce graduates for the local, regional and international media and related industries who would practice in English or Chinese, or both. The curriculum emphasizes the practice of journalism as well as the ethics, laws, history and principles of journalism. It also has a special focus on issues facing Greater China and the Asia Pacific region. Candidates are trained to report critically and intelligently about the basic issues of the day in all forms of media.
  • Graduates will not only be competent practitioners of journalism, but they will also help raise
    standards of the field by pioneering in various forms of journalism, including print, broadcasting and new media. Information technology is an integral part of the programme. Students will also be able to apply their training in critical thinking and communication skills to careers in other professions and industries.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to the degree of Master of Journalism, candidates
  • shall comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;
  • shall hold a Bachelor’s degree with honours of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
    who are seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall have 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 subtest lower than 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); and
  • shall satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

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Course Modules

  • Compulsory courses
    Candidates shall complete all courses from the following list:
    JMSC6001 Reporting and writing (6 credits)
    JMSC6093 Video news production (6 credits)
    JMSC6109 Media law and ethics (6 credits)
    JMSC6110 Digital journalism principles and tools (6 credits)
  • Capstone experience course (Compulsory)
    Candidates shall complete the course from the following list:
    JMSC6044 Master’s project (6 credits)
  • Elective courses
    Candidate shall complete 5 to 7 courses (30 - 42 credits) from the following list:
    General courses
    JMSC6014 Advanced reporting and writing (English) (6 credits)
    JMSC6025 Literary journalism (6 credits)
    JMSC6040 Special topics in journalism I (6 credits)
    JMSC6041 Special topics in journalism II (6 credits)
    JMSC6045 Special topics in journalism III (6 credits)
    JMSC6046 Special topics in journalism IV (6 credits)
    JMSC6055 Research methods for media studies (6 credits)
    JMSC6103 Reporting global affairs (6 credits)
    JMSC6108 Broadcast journalism (6 credits)
    JMSC6111 Long form and feature writing (English) (6 credits)
    JMSC6113 Data journalism (6 credits)
    JMSC6114 Opinion writing (6 credits)
    JMSC7001 Entertainment, arts and culture journalism (6 credits)
    JMSC7002 News editing (6 credits)
    JMSC6115 Journalism internship (6 credits)
  • China courses
    JMSC6027 Covering China (6 credits)
    JMSC6067 Special topics in covering China I (6 credits)
    JMSC6104 Readings in China media and society (6 credits)
  • Business and finance courses
    JMSC7003 Global economic journalism (6 credits)
    JMSC7007 Interpreting and using business journalism in a global era (6 credits)
    JMSC7008 Global financial journalism (6 credits)
  • Multimedia courses
    JMSC6082 Photojournalism (6 credits)
    JMSC6085 Documentary film appreciation (6 credits)
    JMSC6100 Documentary video production (6 credits )
    JMSC6101 Radio news (6 credits)
    JMSC6106 The craft and art of documentary film editing (6 credits)
  • Science, health and environmental courses
    JMSC6088 Reporting the environment (6 credits)
    JMSC6090 Reporting health and medicine (6 credits)
    JMSC6107 Reporting science (6 credits

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How to Apply

  • All applications and supporting documents have to be submitted via the on-line application system by the appropriate closing date
  • Application fees can be paid in two ways:
    via the on-line application system by credit card at a discounted rate of HK$150 per application, or by other means at the rate of HK$400 or US$53 per application
  • application documents include the following:
    On-line application form
    On-line submission of certificates and complete transcripts of undergraduate and postgraduate studies

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