Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism - HKU SPACE: Media & Communication, English courses
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Social Sciences Media & Communication

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism

Awarded by
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Course Code
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Study mode
Start Date
14 Feb 2022 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
24 months
Course Fee
HK$132,000 (payable in 4 instalments)
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Deadline on 22 Jan 2022 (Sat)
Clearing round admission for Feb 2022 intake

The proliferation of digital technologies in the past decades has completely changed the media landscape. This new Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism programme aims at preparing students for today's and tomorrow's journalism industry by developing their abilities to engage with evolving digital technologies across multimedia platforms alongside core and specialist skills such as reporting, interviewing, feature writing, editing and production - a transferable skill set which prepares students to excel in a wide range of areas, including print journalism, digital publishing, broadcasting, researching, freelance writing, social media marketing, video production, news agencies, public relations and public sector press departments.

  • Engaging with the ever-changing processes of production, circulation and consumption in today's and tomorrow's journalism industry;
  • Exploring a wide range of multimedia platforms including print, broadcast, online and social media;
  • Learning to build an outstanding digital portfolio for future career development; and
  • Practising and improving English language skills for professional communication.

Duration of Study

With full exemptions granted, students can complete the programme in 24 months (part-time).
(This programme is also offered in full-time mode. With full exemptions granted, students can complete the programme in 18 months.)

Teaching Mode

HKU SPACE and Manchester Metropolitan University lecturers employ diverse teaching modes and these include lectures, seminars, small group discussions, screenings, practical workshops, field trips, case studies, problem-based approaches, blended learning (classroom learning complementing with online resources, communication and discussion) and individual tutorials.


Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Career Opportunities

With strong multimedia and language skills, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism graduates will be able to seek a career in a wide range of sectors including print journalism, digital publishing and editing, broadcasting, researching, media development, freelance writing, specialist journalism, news agencies, public relations departments and public sector press departments.

Further Studies

Graduates with the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism award are also eligible to progress onto the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Media and Cultural Critique, awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE or other local and overseas master's degree programmes.

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  • Note: Upon availability of classrooms, classes may be held in other learning centres.
Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

This programme consists of 8 modules, each carrying 30 credits. Upon fulfilling the minimum entry requirements, students enrolled in the programme will be granted an exemption from 4 modules (120 credits), normally equal to the first year of study. With this exemption, students are required to complete only 8 modules in 24 months (part-time).

Module Title Credits
Year 2  
Editing and Production 1 15
Editing and Production 2 15
Magazine Journalism 1 15
Magazine Journalism 2 15
Media Law and Regulation 1 15
Media Law and Regulation 2 15
Multiplatform Journalism 1 15
Multiplatform Journalism 2 15
Year 3  
Advanced Journalism 1 15
Advanced Journalism 2 15
Law and Ethics for Multimedia Journalism 1 15
Law and Ethics for Multimedia Journalism 2 15
Journalism Portfolio 1 15
Journalism Portfolio 2 15
Advanced Audio and Video 1 15
Advanced Audio and Video 2 15

Note: The above programme structure is intended for use as a guideline to prospective students. The University reserves the right to modify the structure.

Applicants shall hold:

  1. an Associate of Arts in areas of Languages and Humanities; or
  2. an Associate of Arts in areas of Media, Cultural and Creative Studies; or
  3. an Associate of Applied Social Sciences in areas of Communications, Public Relations and Journalism, or an Associate of Social Sciences; or
  4. an Associate of Business Administration.


  1. a Higher Diploma in areas of Arts, Design, Languages and Humanities; or
  2. a Higher Diploma in areas of Business Administration and Management; or
  3. a Higher Diploma in areas of Information Technology and Social Science.

Normally for those applicants whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.0 overall is required: applicants should have at least 5.5 in each element. Holders of Associate Degree / Higher Diploma of HKU SPACE, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution in Hong Kong are normally regarded as demonstrating the required English proficiency.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$132,000 (payable in 4 instalments)

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the 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 any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment 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

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • 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, WeChat Pay, Alipay, 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.
  • 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.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable 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 each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. It has over 38,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a diverse community of 3,000 international students from over 120 countries. Times Higher Education includes MMU in its top 200 universities in the world under 50 years old (2020).

The Department of Languages, Information & Communications at MMU which provides more than 10 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of information, digital media, web development, communications and multimedia journalism. In the area of Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations, Manchester Metropolitan University is ranked 29th out of 61 universities in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2020).

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