Communication

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 5.39 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 5.39 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 31, 2025
56 place StudyQA ranking:1988 Duration:2 years

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This two-year programme is research-oriented. It aims at training communication specialists who plan to pursue further studies, or to become media professionals, executives, researchers, consultants, government officials, etc.

Students must submit a study plan, with the advice of the supervisor, for the approval of the Graduate Panel of the Board of School of Journalism and Communication within six months after registration. The Division Head will help the student search for a supervisor within the first semester of study.

Course List

The course list is only a list of courses recognized by the Division as credit bearing which can be counted towards the degree, and not every course on the list are opened to all students and offered every year. Students should refer to individual programme timetables for courses offered to students of different programmes every year.

  • Topical Studies in Communication I, II, lll, IV
  • Globalization and Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Communication Theories
  • Seminar on Thesis Development
  • Statistical Analysis in Communication
  • Quantitative Communication Research
  • Qualitative Communication Research
  • Strategic Analysis of Media Industries
  • Communicating with Consumer Publics
  • Public Relations for Risk Industries
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Public Relations Campaigns and Cases
  • Investor Relations
  • Media Management
  • Media Economics
  • Applied Communication Research
  • Crisis Management
  • Corporate Communication
  • Topical Studies in Corporate Communication l, ll, lll, IV, V
  • Interpersonal and Group Communication
  • Strategic Public Relations in Greater China
  • Communication in Intercultural Settings
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Chinese News Writing and Reporting
  • English News Writing and Reporting
  • Media Ethics and Law
  • Topical Studies in Journalism I, II
  • Financial Reporting and Writing
  • Online and Mobile Journalism
  • Citizen Journalism
  • Analyzing Public Affairs
  • Journalism Theory and Analysis
  • Photography for Journalists
  • Radio and Television News
  • Radio Studio Production
  • Feature Writing
  • Seminar in Communication Theories
  • Comparative Media Systems and Global Media
  • Developing and Selling International Media Content
  • Public Relations and Globalization
  • Setting the Agenda through Social Media
  • Human Rights and Social Media
  • Negotiating Across Cultures
  • New Media and Society
  • Strategic Management in Global Media Corporations
  • Topical Studies in Global Communication I, II
  • Understanding Culture through Film
  • Public Relations: Theories and Practices
  • Theories in Advertising and Communication
  • Creative Works: Appreciation and Strategy
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects in Advertising
  • Creative Television Advertising Production
  • Applied Advertising Copywriting
  • Topcial Studies in Advertising I, II
  • Advertising in China
  • Advanced Advertising Art Direction
  • New Media Entrepreneurship
  • New Communication Technologies: Trends & Impacts
  • Media Economics and ICTs
  • Fundamentals in Multimedia Design
  • Telecommunications Policy
  • New Media Content Development
  • Digital Entertainment Design and Development
  • The Business of Entertainment
  • Music Industry in the Digital Age
  • Issues of ICTs in China
  • Topical Studies in New Media I, II
  • New Media Analytics
  • Entertainment Media in the Digital Age
  • Cybercrime and Law
  • New Media Ecology
  • Independent Studies in Communication
  • Multivariate Analysis in Communication
  • Communication Patterns in Chinese Society
  • Global and Comparative Communication
  • Social Theories for Communication Research
  • Advanced Multivariate Analysis in Communication
  • Advanced Qualitative Communication Research
  • Strategies for Integrated Communication Campaigns
  • Advanced Chinese News Writing and Reporting
  • Advanced English News Writing and Reporting
  • Public Affairs Reporting
  • Independent Study
  • Media Analysis and Planning
  • Consumer Behaviour and Audience Analysis
  • Account Planning and Advertising Management
  • Branding and Marketing Communication
  • Graduation Project
  • Creative Technologies Design and Management
  • Multi-disciplinary Approach to Information Technologies
  • Directed Study in New Media Project
  • Thesis in Progress

Requirements

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a solid background in social science and well-developed research interest in journalism/communication.
  • All applicants MUST have a minimum TOEFL score of 580 (or computer-based score of 237 or internet-based score of 92) or a minimum IELTS score of 7
  • A research proposal;
  • Three letters of reference from academic sources, and
  • Good undergraduate academic records.

Scholarships

  • Full-time students may receive teaching assistantships or postgraduate studentships.
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