• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

As China continues to change and grow in stature and influence, tremendous stresses will continue to shape and evolve the social infrastructure. As these growing pains take place, it is vital that professional journalists are trained to balance and meet the information needs of all segments of society. UIC is ready to take its place training tomorrow's leaders in journalism. The undergraduate instruction merges traditional journalism skills and practices with the latest convergent media technology practices. Journalism theory and practice are integrated to prepare students for successful careers in journalism and mass media. The course demands that students master critical thinking and technical skills in both Chinese and English languages, enabling them to assume leadership roles as journalists in modern Chinese society.

The International Journalism programme at Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University United International College prepares graduates for employment in newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television stations, and Internet companies. Positions for which students will be qualified include: news writer, news reporter, news editor, radio news reporter, radio news anchor, TV news reporter, feature writer, TV assignment editor, TV news producer, Internet news reporter, and other related positions.

The course is uniquely positioned to blend the best of both Chinese and International journalism. The curriculum combines traditional writing and reporting with a China focus and includes International and Internet media skills and practices. The result is that UIC journalism majors are well-trained to take advantage of the latest trends in local, national, and international news media.

Numerous opportunities are provided for students to get involved in campus media-related activities. Guest lectures by top international journalists, special workshops, and other events are scheduled throughout the year. Students can also participate in a variety of student media organizations, creating magazines, student newspapers, online news, and other forms of journalism for the UIC campus.

Career Prospects

Employment Opportunities for International Journalism Graduates

The International Journalism Programme offers a real and effective education that allows graduates to:

  • Produce journalism that has insight, style and creativity;
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral English and Chinese;
  • Work efficiently and effectively as team members in inter-cultural and/or inter-national settings;
  • Apply the knowledge and skills gained in the programme to launch a successful career.

Many of the International Journalism Programme's students will proceed to postgraduate study. Their favourite destinations for continued study are the United Kingdom (UK), Hong Kong, and the US. Those who go directly into work focus on the following areas:

  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Civil service
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Various jobs in media production and distribution
  • Technical writing

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Journalism 
  • Photojournalism 
  • Foundations of News and Feature Reporting 
  • Copyediting 
  • Media Law and Ethics 
  • International News 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Mainland China Applicants

Mainland Chinese students who have sat the P.R.C. National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) of the current year, and have met the college entrance benchmark are eligible to apply.

Overseas Applicants

An applicant from overseas other than Hong Kong or Macau may apply for admission with qualification acceptable to the College, and will be considered on an individual basis.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Associate Degree Student/Holder
  • Higher Diploma/Professional Diploma/Diploma Student/Holder
  • GCE Qualification
  • SAT Qualifications

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11884 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11884 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11884 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11884 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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90,000 RMB per annum 

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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