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Master of Arts (MA) in Communication

School of Communication


Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee HK$155,000/programme

Cut Off Date 24 Jul 2023

Year of Entry 2023 September

Funding  Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date15 Nov 2022

Application DeadlineNon-local: 7 Jun 2023
Part-time: 24 Jul 2023


Programme Director Dr Vincent HUANG

Programme Office (852) 3411 2545  

Selection Process
  1. Short-listed applicants may be interviewed.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
  3. Application for Interactive Media Concentration, if not selected for the concentration, may still be considered for admission to MA in Communication studies without concentration.
Aims The programme aims to train students into communication specialists in various sectors of society. It emphasises the integration between principles and practices across diverse areas of communication research. Students learn to apply theory to real world situations in interpersonal, institutional, and social contexts.
Specifically, the programme is to achieve the following aims:
  1. Train communication leaders and cultivate the ability to systematically evaluate communication and media problems;
  2. Develop conceptual and analytical skills in applying advanced communication knowledge in students’ current or future careers; and
  3. Educate individuals in new substantive areas in the field of communication.

Programme Structure 

Units Requirement (Without Concentration) 27 units 
Required Courses 6 units

Elective Courses

21 units
Interactive Media (IM) Concentration 27 units 
Required Courses 6 units
Concentration Required Courses 12 units

Elective Courses

9 units
Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook for details of the list of courses.



Academic Qualification

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with honours from a recognised university or comparable institution.

Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants whose first degree is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should possess a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test); or an overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS.


  1. Relevant professional experience will be favourably considered.
  2. Applicants should submit a 500-word essay in English outlining the applicant’s academic interests and objectives, and a sample of publication or research paper written by the applicant if any. 

MA in Communication programme will start offering in 2022-2023 an Interactive Media Concentration, which aims to provide students with cutting-edge knowledge and skills in interactive media content and product planning, development, and research. Students are expected to become familiar with the essential design and development processes of interactive media products as well as the global industry of interactive media communication. Students are also expected to be able to apply knowledge and skills to conduct user research and generate creative ideas that can drive interactive media design and provide solutions to interactive media communication problems. 

A postgraduate diploma may be awarded to those who have completed all the coursework and attained a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above with all courses scoring grade C- or above (excluding Project), but have not completed a satisfactory Project within the normal study period for reasons deemed acceptable by the Taught Postgraduate Programmes Management Committee.

  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.