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What will I learn?

This programme is designed to provide both professional and academic training about journalism to people from a wide variety of background. Students graduating from universities not majoring in journalism and communication who nonetheless are interested in a career in journalism could learn the basic techniques and knowledge in the field. Working journalists and/or professionals from other occupations who need to deal with the media could benefit from the intellectual training so as to deepen their understanding of journalism.

Required Courses

COMM 5520 Applied Communication Research

COMM 5611 Chinese News Writing and Reporting

COMM 5612 English News Writing and Reporting

COMM 5620 Media Ethnics and Law

COMM 5650 Journalism Theory and Analysis

COMM 6611 Advanced Chinese News Writing and Reporting

COMM 6612 Advanced English News Writing and Reporting

Elective Courses

Reporting

Audio-visual

New Media and Journalism

Management

Analytical Perspectives

Topical Studies

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$162,000.00 (16,45,672) 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 a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" ; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

The English Language Proficiency Requirement is as follows:

  • possess a pass grade in English in one of the following examinations: Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (AS Level), Hong Kong Higher Level Examination, CUHK Matriculation Examination, General Certificate of Education A-Level/AS-Level; or
  • achieve Level 4 or above in the English subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination; or
  • have a degree from a university in Hong Kong or have taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or
  • submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (or computer-based of 213 or above, or internet-based score of 79) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

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

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