Master of Journalism




What will I learn?

As the first graduate degree course in Hong Kong dedicated to the training of news professionals, the Master of Journalism [MJ] programme focuses on the core ingredients of a sound education in journalism. Students received training in the best practices in print, digital and multimedia journalism, as well as media law, standards and ethics. Students may also pursue their interest in business & financial reporting, cultural journalism, global affairs, documentary production, data journalism, photojournalism and in journalism covering China. The programme, taught in English, seeks to prepare students for the professional world, and to become standard bearers in a fast-changing media environment shaped increasingly by commercial pressures and revolutionary technological developments. The programme is also suitable for mid-career journalists interested in professional enhancement or a teaching career, as well as for non-news professionals seeking a media-related career.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$222,000.00 (23,53,939) per year
Tuition fees for 2022–2023 (to be approved): HK $222,000 for non-local residents (total 60 credits @HK $3,700 pre credit)
Application deadline

Expected February 2024

More details

Start date

Expected September 2024


The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

1. A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification.

2. A score of 587 or above (paper-based test) or 240 or above (computer-based test) or 95 or above (Internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum overall band of 7.0 with no subtest lower than 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for applicants seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong in which the language of instruction and/or examination is not English.

3. Working experience in journalism is desirable.

4. Candidates may be required to pass a qualifying examination and interview administered by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre.

5. Candidates who do not hold a Bachelor's degree with honours from this University or another qualification of equivalent standard may in exceptional circumstances be permitted to register if:

- they possess proven professional experience in journalism or in relevant professions, and

- show proof of competence in the English language, and

- satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if appropriate.

6. Applicants with outstanding merits could be exempted from the qualifying examination and considered for early admission, subject to an interview with the admission panel.

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


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