The Master of Journalism course is a one year full-time or two year part-time course. Students learn the core skills of journalism—reporting and writing, television and video production, and digital journalism. They also take elective courses in a range of subjects from business and finance to public health and documentary film.
Deadline for entry in Autumn 2017:
Applications will be accepted from 1 November 2016 to 31 January 2017.
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.
Applicants with outstanding merit could be exempted from the qualifying examination and considered for early admission by the admission panel.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to take a qualifying examination administered by the JMSC in Hong Kong and selected cities outside Hong Kong. The examination aims to test candidates’ aptitude for journalism and does not require prior preparation.
Those who do well enough in the exam will be interviewed either in person or via Skype.
Tuition fees for 2017–2018*:
The tuition fee is US$320 (HK$2,475) per credit for local students and US$360 (HK$2,825) per credit for non-local students.
To receive a Master of Journalism degree, candidates are required to complete no fewer than 60 and no more than 72 credits of courses.
Thus total tuition fees range
depending on the number of credits taken.
A technology fee of HK$2,400 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.
* to be approved by the University
How to apply (Online application accepting until 31 January 2017)
Please read the Additional information for applicants, Regulations and syllabuses, and Instructions for submitting supporting documents below carefully, before you click to apply.
After the online application, please send your supporting documents, e.g. transcripts, TOEFL/IELTS result, writing samples / published works in English (if any) to the following address:
Journalism and Media Studies Centre,
Room 119, Eliot Hall,
The University of Hong Kong,
In case of difficulties email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (852) 3917-4113 for advice.