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The University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Journalism 新聞學學士


Short Description

The Bachelor of Journalism programme is a communications-focused double-major curriculum for the digital age.  Students use the journalism component of the programme to build critical thinking and communications skills across multiple media; by the end of the four-year programme they 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.  Graduates are highly valued by employers from a wide range of communications-intensive fields, such as public relations, law, education, government, and of course media.

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

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.

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.


Besides HKDSE result, reports of school principals, records of extra-curricular activities and campus journalism experience may be considered.

Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level


  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

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

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  The policy on the calculation of scores in combined sittings of HKDSE for the 2020-21 exercise will be finalized at a later stage, which will be posted on our website

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Faculty of Social Sciences


Tel: 3917-1156


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 111 130 253 426 381 1301
2018 83 133 283 434 455 1388
2017 90 136 301 458 486 1471
2016 144 183 342 526 531 1726
2015 66 103 297 496 573 1535
2014 117 195 362 624 756 2054
2013 129 149 335 456 686 1755
2012 107 158 305 575 721 1866

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 18 0 0 0 0 18
2018 11 0 0 0 0 11
2017 16 0 0 0 0 16
2016 21 0 0 0 0 21
2015 13 0 0 0 0 13
2014 13 0 0 0 0 13
2013 16 0 0 0 0 16
2012 14 0 0 0 0 14