MA Communication and New Media (MACNM)


Admission Requirements

Admission is decided on a competitive basis. To be eligible for admission, you must have the following qualifications:

  • have a Bachelor's degree in communication related areas from a recognized university or equivalent qualification; or
  • have a Bachelor's degree in non-communication-related areas and a minor in communication related areas of studies

Applicants without a major or a minor in communication related areas of studies must have the basic knowledge about media and communication through coursework and an internship in communication related areas for at least three months. Substantive working experience in communication related areas such as a full-time job in a communication related position for at least one year will satisfy the requirement for the basic knowledge about communication.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • other equivalent qualifications

The program is open for both local and overseas applicants. Required by Hong Kong Immigration Department, all overseas students must enroll in the full-time study mode (i.e., taking 12 or more credits per semester) and obtain a student visa before coming to Hong Kong. Please visit the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies to find out more information about the application procedures. For non-local applicants, you can also refer to the website of the Global Services Office to find information about living in Hong Kong and other aspects of campus life.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are charged on a credit basis. The tuition fees for the 2019-20 academic year are HK$5,900 per credit or HK$159,300 per entire study of 27 credits.

Application Procedure

Applications for 2019 entry will start in mid-November 2018. Please visit here to obtain more information about the application process.