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Journalism and Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
The Journalism and Communication programme from Hong Kong Shue Yan University Objectives is to to offer students a concrete foundation for their life career in the digital age, to provide a broad knowledge base in Humanities and Social Sciences, to give up-to-date and professional skills in processing news and mass communication content.
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 Learning Outcome

The  Journalism and Communication programme from Hong Kong Shue Yan University aims to provide graduates the ability to:
  • demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of the mass communication process;
  • plan and produce high quality productions for different forms of mass media;
  • work independently and, on their own initiative, carry out day-to-day journalistic practices in Hong Kong and Mainland China;
  • express themselves competently and appropriately in Chinese and English;
  • provide a critical analysis of the existing forms and content of mass communication;
  • understand the development and application of new media to the mass communication industry;
  • design and carry out independent research in the areas of journalism and mass communication for further studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First Year Chinese
  • English Usage
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Digital Photojournalism
  • Principles of Advertising and Marketing
  • Political Science
  • International Relations and Global Politics
  • Current Social Issues in Hong Kong

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A completed application form with a photo securely attached; and
  • HKID card (both original and copy); and
  • A non-refundable application fee of HK$200 in cash; and
  • Submission of proof of academic qualification

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9312 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9312 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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