• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Media is everywhere. To understand our world, we must understand media and its role in communication. You will have the chance to engage critically with these crucial issues and communicate with the world, making it a better place.

By the time you graduate, you will have completed your own substantial piece of independent research and a final-year project based on your interests.

Have you ever read something on the internet and wondered, ‘why do they say that ?’ Have you ever watched a film and felt like commenting on it? If you want to change the way people think by engaging critically with them on a local and global scale, this BA Communication Studies programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is for you.


Graduates from this programme are well prepared for roles such as copywriter, journalist, content creative, advertising creative, media and communication executive, and public relations professional in media and communications departments in almost any company, or in media outlets themselves. With the aim of producing elite thinkers and opinion makers for the 21st century, this programme also provides a solid foundation to pursue further study.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Analysing Communication
  • Media Management
  • Journalism: Theory and Practice
  • Media Ethics
  • Introduction to New Media Theories
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Close Reading: Approaches to Literary Study
  • Communication in China
  • Screen Writing for Film and TV

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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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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.


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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