Social Sciences Media & Communication
Through a combination of lectures, tutorials and student presentations, this programme enables students to define methodological terms, concepts, and processes in media and cultural studies. This helps students make critical judgments on researches commonly used in media and cultural industries, and to design and apply research methodologies to research on media messages, media production and consumption. The programme also aims to equip students with the independent research skills they will need to flourish in academic and vocational contexts, and to carry out basic research in order to produce a piece of academic writing.
QF Level: 6
QR Registration No.: 19/000080/L6
Validity Period: from 01 Feb 2019 to on-going
Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the certificate for module, students should be able to:
- define methodological terms, concepts, and processes in media and cultural studies;
- make critical judgments on researches commonly used in media and cultural industries;
- design and apply research methodologies to research on media messages, media production and consumption;
- carry out basic research in order to produce a piece of academic writing.
- The meanings of methodologies
- Qualitative and quantitative research design
- Measurement (reliability and validity) and ethics
- Data collection and sampling methods
- Quantitative methods: Survey research and secondary data analysis
- Analysis of quantitative data
- Qualitative methods: Semiotics and content analysis
- Qualitative methods: Field research
- Qualitative methods: Interviews and focus groups
- Qualitative methods: Historical-comparative research
- Analysis of qualitative data
- Reviewing and presentation skills
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To complete the programme, students are required to achieve 80% attendance of the programme and pass all the assignment. A Certificate for Module (Researching Media and Culture) will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE to those who have successfully completed the programme.
Lectures (24 hours):
As a critique-based programme, a lecture-preview reading assignment is given for each lecture. It consists of a small portion of the reading that will serve as a quick yet crucial introduction to the lecture. Students are required to do the reading before the lecture.
Worshops 12 hours:
In workshops, students will be asked to form small groups to discuss, critically examine and present an assigned topic, as well as working on an extended research project. Before each seminar, students are required to finish assigned readings (usually two book chapters and/or a journal article) and to do extensive individual research after class. The seminars allow students to engage in peer discussions, to develop critical and analytical skills. Students will explore a variety of skills in analysing images and media texts.
Written assignment (40%) + Group oral presentation (60%)
1. (a) hold a bachelor’s degree in areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, IT or Business, or equivalent,
awarded by a recognised institution;
(b) (i) hold a sub-degree or higher diploma awarded by a recognised institution; and
(ii) have two years of recognised professional experience;
2. obtain a score of 6.5 in IELTS (no band less than 6.0), or equivalent (for those graduated from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction).
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
HK$150 (Non-refundable)Course Fee
- Course Fee : HK$10,000
- The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
|Certificate for Module (Researching Media and Culture)
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|Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Certificate for Module (Researching Media and Culture)
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