Programme Introduction

Pursue a career in Journalism 

HKU Journalism prepares students for different careers by emphasizing analytical and communication skills.

Global learning

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.

Versatile skills

By the end of the four-year programme, students 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. 

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What You’ll Study

In addition to the journalism component, each student will choose another academic major in their second year, 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.

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Exciting Opportunities

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.

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Career Prospects

Graduates of our programme have gone on to print, television and online media. Some seek post graduate degrees and others pursue careers in fields such as banking, business and government service.


If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.  


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