HKU Journalism is now welcoming applications to the Master of Journalism programme for the 2023–2024 academic year.
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2023.
The Master of Journalism programme is a one-year intensive curriculum that covers the range of skills essential to contemporary journalism, all in the heart of one of Asia’s most dynamic and fascinating cities.
As the crossroads of Asia, Hong Kong is an ideal place to study or practice journalism. Hong Kong offers a rich palette of stories, from banking and finance to shipping to everything China-related. Studying and working in Hong Kong provides an unparalleled ringside seat to witness history in the making.” — Matt Walsh, our programme director.
Our mandatory fundamental classes encourage you to become a versatile reporter, while our broad range of elective classes inspires you to find your niche.
I was very committed to writing. And then — thankfully — the programme made me branch out. … And it just happened to work out that I really liked video.” — Will Patterson (MJ 2020) now works on the video desk at Agence France-Presse.
Take a peek at the Master of Journalism curriculum here.
“I like having discussions with adults about something that you’re passionate about, which is what I always get in the class. I don’t ever feel like you are lecturing at us. It always feels more like we are sharing a passion and it’s like a conversation that we’re having. And you guys are just sharing your experiences of how we can get better. That’s something that I really like about the teaching style.” — Hailey Yip, currently completing the MJ programme
HKU Journalism, now in its 24th year, is host to an impressive selection of media scholars and practising journalists. You’ll find our lecturers writing for The New York Times, Thomson Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, and more.
Our centre director is Keith B. Richburg. As a former Washington Post bureau chief and current president of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Keith is a key figure in Asian press circles.
Keith and the rest of our teaching staff will closely follow your progress and give you guidance throughout your study and early career.
“One of the great things about HKU Journalism is that it’s like becoming a member of a big extended family. We keep in touch with our graduates, we follow their career paths and we get excited by their successes.” — HKU Journalism Director Keith B. Richburg
“All the professors here, they would do so much hard work. [They] would introduce us to new journalists, … or events that happen in the Foreign Correspondents’ Club. … We can meet new people every day, which really helps. It’s not like these things will directly land you a job. But at least it’s a starting point, to know where you want to go.” — Supriya Batra (MJ 2019), now works at Bloomberg.
HKU Journalism is the home of journalism in the region, a role best illustrated by the careers of our alumni, and the internships available to our students. Our internship partners include CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, South China Morning Post, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist and many more.
“The HKU journalism programme has good relationships with a lot of organisations. So they come into campus, and you can do your interviews on campus.” — Amy Sood (MJ 2021), interned at Agence France-Presse (AFP), NBC and CNN, now works at South China Morning Post
Through electives and study trajectories, our curriculum is designed to build on your experience; whether you are new to journalism, or a working professional keen to enhance your skill set. We also offer a two-year part-time programme to Hong Kong residents and others who meet local visa requirements.
More details about the programme and courses on offer can be found here. Application details can be found here.