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Social SciencesMedia & Communication

Advanced Certificate in Journalism and Communication

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
1 year and 6 months to 3 years
Chinese and English
How to Apply
Deadline on 19 Mar 2017 (Sun)
Extended Deadline: 19 March 2017

This programme aims to train and develop students in journalistic writing, editing, reporting, translation and communication skills. Students will explore the relationship between media, technology and society. Graduates will be able to develop a career in print and electronic media as well as other mass media organisations, private businesses and NGOs.



The curriculum consists of 6 journalism and communication modules:

1)News Writing and Reporting in Chinese

2)News Translation (Chinese & English)

3)News Editing in Chinese

4)Mass Communication Theories

5)TV and Radio News Gathering, Writing & Production in Chinese

6)Media, Technology and Society

**The School reserves the right to change the start day of the programme.


Modules Contact Hours Credits
News Writing and Reporting in Chinese 
新聞寫作與採訪 (中文
24 6
News Translation (Chinese & English) 
新聞翻譯 (中英


Mass Communication Theories
24 6
Media, Technology and Society
24 6
TV and Radio News Gathering, Writing & Production in Chinese
電視電台新聞採訪、寫作及製作 (中文
24 6
News Editing in Chinese
新聞編輯 (中文)
24 6
Total 144 36
Days / Time
  • Tuesday 6:45 - 9:45 pm, or
  • Thursday 6:45 - 9:45 pm, or
  • Saturday 2:00 - 6:00pm
  • 12 to 24 hours per module
  • 6 module(s)

Applicants should:

  • be holders of a recognized Bachelor Degree in any discipline; or
  • have an Associate Degree / Higher Diploma / Advanced Diploma or an equivalent sub-degree awarded plus some work experience.
Application Fee


Course Fee
  • HK$15000 (Full payment; should be paid upon the receipt of an offer; course fees are non-refundable and subject to change without prior notice.)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF SectorCreative Industries

CEF Courses
TV and Radio News Gathering, Writing and Production in Chinese and Media, Technology and Society (Modules from Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences Programmes and Advanced Certificate in Journalism and Communication)
電視電台新聞採訪、寫作及製作(中文)及傳媒、科技及社會 [應用社會科學高等文憑及新聞及傳播學高等證書科目]
COURSE CODE 28Z06773-6 FEES $4,500 ENQUIRY 3762-0868

CEF SectorLanguages

CEF Courses
News Writing and Reporting in Chinese and News Translation (Chinese & English) and News Editing in Chinese (Modules from Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences Programmes and Advanced Certificate in Journalism and Communication)
新聞寫作與採訪 (中文) 及新聞翻譯 (中英) 及新聞編輯 (中文) [應用社會科學高等文憑及新聞及傳播學高等證書科目]
COURSE CODE 24Z06686-0 FEES $6,750 ENQUIRY 3762-0868

Continuing Education Fund
  • Students must complete a stipulated combination of modules in order to be eligible for fee reimbursement.
  • It is a student’s responsibility to register with the Office of the Continuing Education Fund before the start date of the course.  Current information about your eligibility to CEF claims can be found on
Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme (selected modules only)
Some modules of this programme have been included in the list of CEF reimbursable programmes. Application for CEF has to be made before commencement of the modules.

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

All documents should be sent to Ms Chan, 11/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong:

  1. Duly completed HKU SPACE application form (SF26)
  2. Copies of academic certificates
  3. Copy of HKID Card
  4. A crossed cheque for HK$150 made payable to HKU SPACE”.
  5. 500-word personal statement (outlining your education, training and working experience and saying how you think will benefit from the programme);
  6. Resume.

The application document can also be submitted to any one of our enrollment centres.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.