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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 data journalism and documentary film.

Application period for entry in Fall 2024:

Online applications will be accepted from 9 October 2023 to 23 February 2024 (closed).

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 Journalism and Media Studies Centre. 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 Zoom.

*Tuition fees for 2024–2025:
HK$249,000 for local and non-local residents (total 60 credits @HK$4,150 per credit)
*starting in 2024-2025, the University adopts a unified approach in tuition fee regardless of the students’ residency (local or non-local)

Please read the Additional information for applicants, Regulations and syllabuses, and Instructions for submitting supporting documents in the online application carefully before you click to apply.

After the online application, please upload your supporting documents, e.g. transcripts, TOEFL / IELTS result, CV, writing samples/published works in English (if any) to your online application account.  Please note that you are not required to submit original/certified true copy of your documents to the University during the application stage.  You will receive notification to submit certified true copy of your documents to the following address at a later stage of admission:

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.