• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The BA Communication Studies programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University will provide you with an understanding of the theories and practices of communication, including digital media technology, and the market mechanisms of the various media industries, equipping you with an international outlook and a sound understanding of the quickly changing media world.


By studying this BA Communication Studies programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary perspectives that enable effective analysis of communications and the media
  • Gain a thorough working knowledge of the operation of communication systems
  • Develop an understanding of journalism and practical journalistic skills
  • Develop a comprehensive awareness of a range of techniques and approaches to communication and media
  • Promote a critical awareness of cultural and transcultural aspects of communications and the media, as well the contrasting Western and Chinese perspectives in the global media, including screen media and journalism
  • Gain practical experience in media production and an understanding of how the media function
  • Comprehend and apply digital media and understand how they are revolutionising the world we inhabit.


BA Communication Studies graduates may pursue a professional career within the media in print and online, or in national and international broadcast organisations. They may also go into public relations, advertising, and other areas where communication skills are crucial.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Analysing communication
  • Media management
  • Journalism: theory and practice
  • Communication in China
  • Media ethics
  • Screen-writing for film and TV

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

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

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

  • International

    12672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12672 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    12672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12672 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
RMB 88,000 per academic year

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.


Scholarships available range from 10 to 50 percent of tuition for each award, depending upon the specific scholarship programme.

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