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30 November 2010

Admissions – Master of Journalism (MJ)

The Master of Journalism course is a one year full-time or a two year part-time course. Learn more about the MJ programme and application process here.

The Master of Journalism course is a one year full-time or a two year part-time course. Students address the core skills of journalism – reporting and writing, television and video production, media law and ethics and multiple-media online journalism. They also have the opportunity to take elective courses in a broad range of subjects from business and finance to public health to digital media and to undergo short-term internships.

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Deadline for entry in Fall 2012:

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2012, with admissions decisions made on a rolling basis until all places are filled. Enrolment is limited.

Entrance Requirements:

  • a Bachelor’s degree with honours from this University; or
  • another qualification of equivalent standard from this University or from another University or comparable institution;
  • a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 213 or above (computer-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum overall band of 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if they are 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.*

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, show evidence of excellence in the practice of journalism and proof of competence in the English language and satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if appropriate.

All applicants who successfully pass the first stage of the admissions process will be required to take a qualifying examination that will be administered in Hong Kong and selected cities outside Hong Kong. The three-hour examination, which is administered by the JMSC, aims to test a candidate’s formal academic abilities or their abilities to pursue the course of study in journalism.

Overseas applicants

We welcome overseas applicants. Candidates who wish to be admitted based on a qualification from a university outside Hong Kong, where the language of instruction is not English, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Interviews:

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after candidates have taken the qualifying examination. Overseas applicants will be interviewed by phone, or in person, whichever is suitable.

Fees:

The tuition fee for the year 2012-2013 is as follows:

The tuition fee is US$430 (HK$3,340) per unit for local students and US$495 (HK$3,850) per unit for non-local students.

To receive a Master of Journalism degree, candidates shall complete no fewer than 33 and no more than 36 units of courses. Thus total tuition fees range from US$14,190 (HK$110,220) to US$15,480 (HK$120,240), for local students and US$16,500 (HK$127,050) to US$18,000 (HK$138,600) for non-local students, depending on the number of units taken.

A technology fee of HK$2,000* per student will be charged.  The technology fee is used to purchase, maintain and upgrade the equipment used by students, and to provide technology training assistance for students.

How to Apply

The deadline for 2012-2013 online application is Jan 31 2012.

In case of difficulties e-mail jmscmj@hku.hk or phone (852) 2219-4113 for advice.

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