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The award
BJ

How long you will study
years

Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
HKD 171000 per year

All study options

About Bachelor of Journalism at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

The Bachelor of Journalism programme is a communications-focused double-major curriculum for the digital age. Students use the journalism component of the programme to build critical thinking and communications skills across multiple media; by the end of the four-year programme they will be able to produce accurate and deeply researched written work on a variety of subjects, shoot and edit compelling video documentaries, and create data-driven online journalism. Graduates are highly valued by employers from a wide range of communications-intensive fields, such as public relations, law, education, government, and of course media.

In their second year, each student will choose another academic major to combine with the journalism component, thus creating a bespoke degree that will allow them to explore fully their unique intellectual interests, whether in other social sciences like sociology, politics, and economics, or in computer science, music, fine arts, language, or literature – to mention just a few of the choices recent graduates have made.

Throughout the programme, the emphasis is on experiential real-world learning. All students will complete at least one summer internship at a media publication or other communications-focused organization. Students also can spend a semester abroad at one of six top overseas journalism schools or one of HKU’s partner institutions.

A diverse faculty and student body ensures a lively learning environment that feeds students’ curiosity about the world. Current faculty members of HKU’s Journalism & Media Studies Centre (JMSC) hail from North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, while more than two dozen nationalities are represented among current students and recent graduates. Class size is kept small, to foster classroom discussion as well as the family feeling that makes the JMSC a very special place at HKU.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBJHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 171000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Entry requirements

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level/International A-Level, SAT/AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note of the standards as below:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 35, candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 2A's and 1B, candidates should present at minimum of 3 A-level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language.
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test/Advanced Placement Test - Redesigned SAT: 1350, SAT Subject Tests: 630 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 93%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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