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About the programme
30 August 2015

Application details

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 global affairs reporting and documentary film.

How to apply


* Part-time programme is only applicable to Hong Kong local residents/individuals with Hong Kong work visa or dependent visa

Deadline for entry in Autumn 2019:

Applications will be accepted from 1 November 2018 to 31 January 2019.

Entrance requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from this university; or
  • A qualification of equivalent standard from this university or from another university or comparable institution;
  • 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 sub-test lower than 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if 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 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 an online qualifying examination administered by the JMSC . 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 2019–2020*:

The tuition fee is US$365 (HK$2,850) per credit for local students and US$420 (HK$3,280) 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.

Total tuition fees (60 credits):

  • US$21,930 (HK$171,000) for local students,
  • US$25,230 (HK$196,800) for non-local students

A technology fee of HK$1,200 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

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
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

Please email jmscmj@hku.hk or phone +852 3917 4113 if you have any questions about the application process.