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Media and Communication Studies

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

36 months
13834 USD/year
13834 USD/year
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The BA Media and Communication Studies programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University will provide you with an understanding of the theories and practices of communication equipping you with an international outlook and a sound understanding of the quickly changing media world.

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The BA Media and Communication Studies programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is a comprehensive programme consisting of three pathways (digital media, journalism and PR, and film studies) that enables you to engage critically with a diverse range of media practices.

The media have profound effects on human behaviour and social interactions. This programme takes an in-depth look at these effects, providing you with the knowledge and skills to become an informed, tech-savvy and versatile media researcher and user, able to expertly and confidently navigate the increasingly competitive job market of media industries.

You will explore a wide variety of media phenomena, situating them in a historical, socio-cultural and economic context and developing conceptual frameworks to interpret them. The programme will foster both your creativity and an analytical mindset, which you will apply in academic assignments and practical projects. You will acquire a global, critical outlook that will boost your employability and you will understand yourself and the world around you better. The programme offers you the choice of studying at the University of Liverpool for the last two years of the degree.


Graduates of this programme are well-equipped to pursue careers in the media, cultural and creative industries. Typical employers include publishing, broadcasting and film companies, PR consultancies, advertising agencies, marketing organisations and higher education institutions, to name only some of the many possible career options. The programme also offers a solid foundation for further study.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Global Media Industries
  • Representation, Diversity and Identity
  • Audiences and Media Users
  • Rhetoric and Media Analysis
  • Foundations in Film Studies
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • News Reporting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • For Mainland China applicants: 15 July
  • For international applicants and applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 30 June


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum B average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13834 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    13834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13834 USD per year during 36 months.

RMB 88,000 per academic year (all students).

Living costs for Suzhou

3000 - 5500 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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