About the programme

The Master of Journalism (MJ) course is a one-year full-time or a two-year part-time course. Students learn the core skills of journalism—reporting and writing, television and video production, media law and ethics, and new media. Students also have the opportunity to take elective courses in a broad range of subjects from business and finance to data journalism to digital media. Candidates shall complete no fewer than 60 and no more than 72 course credits.

Please visit the Admissions page here to learn how to apply.


The JMSC’s network with leading international media organisations has helped build one of the most dynamic journalism internship programmes in the world. To find out more about internships with the JMSC, click here.

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Syllabus, course descriptions and regulations

Course list 

Compulsory courses

  • Reporting and writing
  • AI and media innovation
  • Video news production
  • Media law and ethics
  • Master’s project (Capstone)

Core courses (Reporting and writing)

  • Long form and feature writing
  • Covering China
  • Covering climate change
  • Interpreting and using business journalism in a global era
  • Global financial journalism

Core courses (Digital and data)

  • News literacy and digital factchecking
  • Mastering social media for journalists
  • Data journalism
  • Media data analysis
  • Research methods for media studies

Core courses (Visual and audio)

  • Generative AI in media applications
  • Advanced video production
  • Multimedia production
  • Writing and producing for TV news
  • Documentary film appreciation
  • Podcasting and audio news

Elective courses

  • Storytelling for social impact: International perspectives and practices
  • Journalism internship

Provision of feedback

We believe that detailed and timely feedback on student assignments is a critical component of an active learning environment founded on continuous assessment. Therefore, the JMSC requires course instructors to return all student work submitted for assessment, including weekly tutorial assignments, media projects and exams, to the student with written comments as well as a grade. Weekly tutorial assignments should be assessed and returned to students within one week of the submission deadline. Other assessment tasks such as exams or media projects should be returned to students with detailed comments within one month of submission. Feedback on oral presentations or group projects may be delivered orally or in writing.