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What will I learn?

This two-year programme is research-oriented. It aims at training communication specialists who plan to pursue further studies, or to become media professionals, executives, researchers, consultants, government officials, etc. Students are required to complete a minimum of 21 units, in addition to a thesis, in order to graduate.

Fields of Specialization

• Advertising and Marketing Communications Studies

• Audience and Reception Studies

• Critical and Cultural Studies

• Gender, Queer and Media

• Health Communication

• History of Communication

• Information and Communication Technology

• Intercultural and Development Communication

• International Communication

• Interpersonal Communication

• Mass Communication

• Media Law, Ethics and Policy

• Media Management and Economics

• Media Psychology

• Minorities and Communication

Newspaper and Journalism Studies

• Organization and Group Communication

• Political Communication

• Political Economy of Communication

• Popular Culture and Entertainment Studies

• Public Relations Studies

• Visual Communication

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (Normative period: 2 years, Maximum period: 4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$42,100.00 (4,27,672) 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.

Preference will be given to applicants with a solid background in social science and well-developed research interests in journalism/communication. All applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 580 (or computer-based score of 237, or internet-based score of 92) or a minimum IELTS score of 7.

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

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