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Master of Arts (MA) in International Journalism Studies

School of Communication

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

Tuition Fee Full-time: HK$145,000/programme; Part-time: HK$120,000/programme

Cut Off Date 31 Jan 2019

Year of Entry 2019 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Deadline31 Jan 2019

Programme Director Mr CHEUNG Siu Wai

Programme Office (852) 3411 2545 maijs@hkbu.edu.hk http://comd.hkbu.edu.hk/masters/en/maijs.html  

Selection Process
  1. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims

The MA in International Journalism Studies (MAIJS) Programme provides professional postgraduate studies in international journalism with a particular emphasis on Hong Kong, mainland China and East/Southeast Asia. Launched in 2007, the programme has become known as an excellent preparation for a career in the news media, especially in the fields of international journalism and business and financial journalism.

Specifically, the Programme aims to:

  1. provide an opportunity for mid-career journalists to reflect on their profession and develop their conceptual and analytical skills to improve their work;
  2. provide the basis for a future career in journalism, particularly in the international field;
  3. provide a scholarly introduction to the field of study for those contemplating further research for academic, professional or personal reasons; and
  4. bring together a group of students who can contribute different perspectives on the field of study.

There are two concentrations in the programme: International Journalism & Business and Financial Journalism.

The International Journalism concentration aims to cultivate journalism professionals with an in-depth understanding of international politics, economy and culture, and equip them with the necessary skills to cover international news in English.

The Business and Financial Journalism concentration aims to accommodate students with or without previous experience working in or studying business and economics. Students not only learn how companies and markets function, but are also taught the skills of writing and reporting business and financial news for daily newspapers, business journals and financial websites in English.

Programme Structure

International Journalism Concentration 27 units
Required Courses 15 units
Elective Courses 12 units
Business & Financial Journalism Concentration 27 units
Required Courses 15 units
Elective Courses 12 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 2018/19 for details of the list of courses.

 

Academic Qualification

Applicants should:

  1. hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or comparable institution; or
  2. have at least seven years’ experience as a journalist or in another related profession that, in the view of the Department, constitutes a level equivalent to a first degree in courses relevant to the MA programme, and must show evidence of academic aptitude and achievement.

 


Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants should be able to communicate in English at an advanced level. Applicants whose first degree is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should possess a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or an overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS.

 


Others

Applicants should submit a 500-word self-statement in English outlining their academic interests and career objectives, or a sample of a piece of journalism or research paper or similar work written by the applicant in English.

  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.