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What will I learn?

The School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong launched the M.A. in Global Communication program in 2005. Being one of the first of its kind, this program focuses on international and China-specific phenomena related to globalization and communication. M.A. in Global Communication graduates work in areas such as the media, education, the non-governmental sector, management and research.

Growing influence

The growing influence of China creates a great need for overseas and Hong Kong students to understand China and for Mainland Chinese students to understand globalization processes beyond the country’s borders. Our program serves the needs of all of those groups.

History

So why should you come all the way to study in our School? First, our School has a long history of providing outstanding communication and media training by stellar faculty members and experienced media practitioners. Second, the M.A. in Global Communication exposes students to the latest theorizing in globalization and communication research and relates the theories to practical experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Third, our School is located in Hong Kong and thereby at the crossroads between East and West.

Theory and Practice

In the program, we strongly believe in the combination of theory and practice and in educating critical thinkers. Our required courses focus on theoretical training in globalization and communication phenomena like global media flows, transnational migration, circulation of media formats and practices or social advocacy and new technologies. Our elective courses strengthen students’ practical skills related to communication practices in new technologies, public relations, journalism, or social advocacy, focusing on Hong Kong and China, seeing local issues through a global lens and vice versa. Students can now also choose to specialize in the streams Global Media or Social Change and Advocacy.

…and we take students outside of the classroom through

  • field trips
  • internships
  • international study tours to Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, the Czech Republic, the UK and the USA.

What You Will Gain

After completion of the program, you will be able to

  • broaden the scope of knowledge about globalization, (new) media and human communication
  • be sensitized to issues and debates about global communication in China and worldwide
  • explain globalization and communication phenomena through the prism of global political, social, economic, and cultural processes such as migration, media policy, ICTs, or the political economy of global media corporations
  • critique current global trends
  • solve problems in intercultural work settings
  • have the theoretical knowledge and skills to develop your careers.

Careers

Our graduates have found employment in a broad range of fields such as journalism, NGO and intergovernmental organization work, PR, marketing, commerce, finance and education. Overall, critical thinking skills, knowledge, and experiences gained in the Global Communication program have provided them with the necessary tools to thrive in today’s competitive job market, and more importantly, to do so with informed knowledge of and respect for other cultures and lifestyles.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$165,000.00 (16,69,196) 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:

  1. graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  2. 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
  3. completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

Preference will be given to applicants with a TOEFL score of 580 or above (or computer-based score of 237 or above, or internet-based score of 92 or above) or a IELTS score of 7 or above, or those who 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 those who have a degree from a university in Hong Kong or who have taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English.

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

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