The Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) at HKU is now welcoming applications to the Master of Journalism programme for the 2024–2025 academic year.
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2024.
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. As a new addition, we are excited to introduce a documentary concentration, which will provide students with an opportunity to explore the art of documentary filmmaking and storytelling in great depth.
“Coming from a teaching background, my knowledge of the world was limited to a classroom, but the Master of Journalism programme at HKU exposed me to opportunities that I will never forget.” — Hailey Yip (MJ 2023), now works at the Radio Television Hong Kong as a Reporter.
Take a peek at the Master of Journalism curriculum here.
The JMSC, now entering its 25th 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 Ruby Yang, an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her exceptional work in both documentary and dramatic films has earned her the 2007 Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject, Academy Award and Emmy nominations, as well as numerous international awards.
Ruby and the rest of our teaching staff will closely follow your progress and give you guidance throughout your study and early career.
“In the coming year, the JMSC will celebrate its 25th anniversary, a significant milestone that fills us with pride. Our graduates, students, and alumni are a tightly-knit family and an integral part of the JMSC community. This bond goes beyond graduation as we stay in touch with our graduates, keeping tabs on their career paths and celebrating their achievements.” — JMSC Director, Ruby Yang.
“The master’s programme at JMSC has been instrumental in my experience in starting out as an early-career journalist. As someone with very minimal experience in journalism before I started the programme, I was glad to be exposed to a broad range of skills which are increasingly important for reporters today – including video, digital, and data journalism.”— Amy Sood (MJ 2021), now works at The South China Morning Post as an Asia Reporter.
The JMSC 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.
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.