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Hong Kong Baptist University

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Bachelor of Communication 傳理學學士

BCOMM

Short Description

The Bachelor of Communication (Hons) Programme offers a variety of ways to explore the exciting field of communication, and equips graduates with the skills required to embark on stimulating and meaningful careers, postgraduate studies, or both. All programmes are designed in the spirit of the University’s tradition of “whole-person education”, and about half of the units in every programme are devoted to General Education (GE) courses or free elective courses. Students spend the first year of the four-year programme mainly covering required GE courses, and School core courses.

The programme offers three majors, two of them adopt broad-based admission.  Students will opt for Majors and Concentrations in Year 1 and Year 2 respectively. These two majors are Journalism and Public Relations and Advertising.

The Journalism Major offers three Concentrations:

Chinese Journalism Concentration provides a professional education for students who aspire to work in the Chinese-language media. Apart from acquiring news writing and reporting skills in Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin), students develop their analytical thinking skills by taking courses in media literacy, press law and communication research.*

Data and Media Communication Concentration is jointly offered by the Department of Journalism and the Department of Computer Science. This Concentration provides students with the cutting-edge interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in data and media communication needed for the changing landscape of today's media industries. Students are equipped with the essential skills of data journalism, including news gathering, investigative reporting, data-driven storytelling and news visualization.

International Journalism Concentration prepares students for the important role of informing Hong Kong about the world and the world about Hong Kong. Developing students’ writing and reporting skills in English is the core mission of the programme. Students receive a comprehensive education in the techniques of print, broadcast and web-based journalism. Theoretical courses in media systems, global news and press law are also offered.*

* Chinese Journalism and International Journalism students could also opt to specialise in one of the following three streams: Broadcast Journalism, Financial Journalism or General Journalism.

The Public Relations and Advertising Major offers three Concentrations:

Advertising and Branding Concentration offers training in strategic planning, brand storytelling and concept expression. It prepares students to present ideas in an innovative and socially responsible way for effective brand communication and promotion.

Organizational Communication Concentration focuses on developing students’ knowledge integration and creation capabilities, expressive, analytical and critical thinking skills, team building, decision-making and problem-solving abilities.

Students of the Public Relations Concentration will acquire both the critical understanding and relevant skills to develop successful careers in corporate communication, public affairs, social responsibility, media relations, crisis communication and digital public relations across different sectors (i.e. business, government or non-profit organizations).

Unique Features

  • In 2011, the School of Communication was recognized as one of the world’s top 10 journalism schools by Asian Correspondent, a well-known website.
  • The Advertising and Branding Concentration and Public Relations Concentration under the Public Relations and Advertising Major won recognition from the International Advertising Association (IAA) – the world’s most influential organization in the advertising industry.  Graduates are awarded the IAA’s Diploma in Marketing Communications, in addition to the Bachelor of Communication degree.

Student Learning Experiences

The School has more than 40 student exchange partners in various countries, including Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Students going on exchange can receive financial support from the Academy/Department, the School and the University.

Having nurtured over 10,000 alumni in the past 50 years, we have strong connections with the media industry, which offers lots of internship opportunities.

International students from diverse cultural backgrounds can apply for placements at international media organizations with big operations in Hong Kong, such as Bloomberg and Reuters.

Career Opportunities

Many graduates of Journalism Major become reporters, editors, correspondents and producers in print, electronic and online media.  Others move into related fields such as public relations, marketing, business and commerce, government service and education.  Some pursue further studies in Hong Kong or overseas.  We have a good number of winners of prestigious media awards and scholarships for postgraduate studies abroad.

Graduates of Public Relations and Advertising Major are prepared to take up jobs in public relations firms and advertising agencies, and they are expected to become well-rounded leaders in various fields of communication. The programme has over 1,000 alumni engaging in managerial and executive levels in advertising agencies, public relations firms.


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Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote 3

- Good results in Chinese Language and English Language are preferred.

- High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.

Note:

One of the elective subjects can be:

a) Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

b) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above;

c) Related Applied Learning subjects (with "Attained with Distinction (I)" or above) listed in the following website: http://www.comm.hkbu.edu.hk/admission/en/elective_subjects.html

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGENote2 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote3 2

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University are listed in the website: http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in English are listed in the website:
http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas

Note 3: The Elective Subject can be any HKDSE Category A elective subjects excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2). Some of the Programmes will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2), HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) or 
Category C subjects (Other Languages) as unspecified elective subjects. Please refer to the programme admissions requirements of individual programmes for details.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

For 2019 entry, we accept repeat results and will count the best results for meeting our entrance requirements and for the calculation of admission scores. The arrangement for 2019 entry and onwards is subject to confirmation after a review of the experience in the former exercises.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Admissions Office

Email: 334jupas@hkbu.edu.hk

Tel: 3411 2200

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 655 732 1212 1523 1196 5318
2017 867 845 1428 1834 1437 6411
2016 1139 1000 1679 2192 1751 7761
2015 1024 1182 2110 2897 2486 9699
2014 1056 1165 2152 3294 2670 10337
2013 1239 1354 2511 3699 3133 11936
2012 1544 1529 2843 4102 3701 13719

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 94 1 2 3 0 100
2017 70 1 0 0 0 71
2016 117 0 2 1 0 120
2015 143 0 0 1 0 144
2014 132 3 3 3 0 141
2013 131 3 1 0 0 135
2012 127 2 1 4 2 136
Footnote(s)
(1) As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Government's and the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.