Message from Kevin Sites, Director of the MJ Programme:

Politicians are quick to shout, “fake news” about truthful reporting they don’t like, while teams of sponsored trolls use social media to hype made-up stories that exploit misunderstandings and sow doubt. People are not just confused. They’re becoming cynical.

And that’s why we think it’s a great time to be a journalist.

The world needs us now more than ever. If you’re ready to join the fight, we’ll show you the way. If you’re already in the fight we’ll make you better.

In just nine months, only two semesters, we’ll work you harder than you’ve ever worked before and by the end you’ll thank us for it. By then you’ll be professionally-trained, digitally-equipped, highly-competitive, professional-caliber journalist ready, not just for a career, but a calling.

Because of our specially designed Core Focused Curriculum or CFC, our Master of Journalism (MJ) programme is considered to be one of Asia’s most challenging and cutting edge. With the CFC we cut out the non-essentials and drill down on the three keys, the three skill sets you need to go pro:

1. Reporting/Writing
2. Visual/Audio Storytelling Techniques
3. Digital/Data Tools

You’ll get two full semesters of all three skills. We front load the first semester with compulsory basics in the three keys. The second provides greater depth while allowing for a broader range of choices including specializations, like documentary, business news and covering China.


At the JMSC the world is our classroom, but our classroom is also the world.

Because we attract talented students from around the globe, it’s likely you’ll be learning with citizens from as many as a dozen different nations, sometimes more. And that’s a lesson in itself. It’s also a future network of friends and fellow graduates to help you in your journalism journey.

And you don’t have to take our word for it (good journalists always verify) you can talk to our alumni and see where they ended up, places like South China Morning Post, The New York Times, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Vice Media, and the Wall Street Journal. The same kind of top-notch journalism organizations our faculty have worked, or, in most cases, are still working.

So if you’re committed to the truth and ready to walk with those who witness history,

like we said, it’s a great time to be a journalist.

30 August 2015

About the programme

The Master of Journalism (MJ) programme attracts talented students from all over the world, and is taught by a faculty of experienced journalists and media scholars who have had decades of experience in responsible positions in the global news industry. Many courses are taught by adjuncts who are practising journalists in international news organisations such as The New York Times, CNN and The Wall Street Journal.
28 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 public health and documentary film.
24 August 2015


24 August 2015

Recent graduate Georgia McCafferty on studying the Master of Journalism programme

Georgie McCafferty (MJ 2014) is a recent graduate of the JMSC Master of Journalism programme, a mother of three, and a freelance journalist. In this video, she talks about juggling family and studies during her Master of Journalism programme, and how the courses helped prepare her for a career in journalism.
24 August 2015

Master of Journalism internships

The JMSC faculty’s networks with leading international media organisations have helped build one of the most dynamic journalism internship programmes in the world.
24 August 2015

International student body

23 August 2015

Where our graduates get jobs

Graduating students have been hired by the world’s leading media organisations including Bloomberg, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The close links that the JMSC enjoys with leading international and local news organisations has helped graduating students find employment in these organisations.
11 August 2015

Alumni Stories

Read some of our Master of Journalism alumni stories: Pavaan Mathema, MJ2013, Managing Editor for in Nepal “A year in Hong Kong at JMSC was an eye-opening experience for me.  At core, I’m a […]