Frequently Asked Questions

I’m interested in all kinds of journalism. Do I have to specialise?
Today’s journalists need a variety of skills, including knowing how to create text, video, audio, graphics, data visualisations and motion graphics and how to publish it to websites, social media and print. All of our programmes will help you learn each of these skills.

Do I have to speak Chinese to be a journalism major?

No. Our International Journalism programme is 100 percent in English and we often accept non-Chinese speaking students.

When can I go on exchange?

You can apply to go on exchange in year two, three or four. Please check with the International Office to find out about application deadlines.

Can I do an internship?

Yes! The Department will work with the industry closely to arrange internship positions for our undergraduate students. The internship normally lasts for at least two months at the end of the third year.

I have an Associate Degree and want to apply to enter your undergraduate program. How can I do that?

We accept direct entry (non-JUPAS) student applications every year. Please go to the Academic Registry to find out more.

After I graduate, I want to go on to do further studies ( a Master’s or a PhD). Is this a good programme for that?

Yes. Many of our students pursue higher degrees both in Hong Kong and abroad after graduation. These students usually choose to write a thesis for their graduation project.

After I graduate I want to be a journalist. Is this a good programme for that?

Yes. Many of our students go directly into journalism jobs in English and Chinese media after graduation. These students usually choose to do a journalism project for their graduation project.

What happens if I decide not to be a journalist after I graduate? Will this major still help me?

Although most of our courses prepare you to be a working journalist or a communications scholar, studying journalism can be useful for a variety of other fields that involve communication, critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving.

As a journalism major, can I have a minor?

Yes, many journalism students choose to minor in something. Here is a list of all the possible minors.