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What will I learn?

The programme is designed to cultivate a global mindset and equip students with knowledge on both local and international media landscapes. It also provides practical training on multilingual and multicultural competencies and professional skills in journalism and creative media in the global context.

PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

Elective Social Science Faculty Package courses

• Required courses:

- Introduction to global communication

- Mass communication theories

- Global affairs and public issues

- Resident study at the University of Sussex, the United Kingdom for one year

- Intercultural communication

- Field study I & II

- Senior research project

• Elective courses

• Summer internship (optional)

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

• Built on the collaboration with the School of Media, Film and Music, the University of Sussex, the United Kingdom

• Equip students with professional knowledge, unique international learning exposure and global mindset by exchange studies in the United Kingdom for one year

• Courses will examine the complex nature, processes and impact of globalisation on media and the innovations associated with the development of new modes of communication in a transversal approach to media studies, journalism, cultural studies, global media management, cross-cultural communication, etc.

• Study trips and media agency visits to major cities in Asia and Europe will be organised to enable students to apply theory to practice

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates can pur sue careers in multinational corporations, transnational news organisations, global advertising and public relations agencies, new media organisations, government and non-profit organisations. Graduates can also pursue postgraduate studies in the area of global communication, media studies and related fields.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,72,978) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained SAT Reasoning Test; and preferably with 2 SAT Subject Tests/ 2 Advanced Placement (AP) Tests. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.GCSE/IGCSE/GCE-OL.

For international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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