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Social Sciences Media & Communication

Certificate for Module (Media Globalisation)

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Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
April 2021 (Tentative)
36 hours
Course Fee
2910 7607
2520 5481
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This programme examines the various ways in which globalisation processes are impacting media practices and representations. Key theoretical concepts and debates on media globalisation will be covered, with application to a range of global media examples and texts, including elements of popular culture and trends in new media. The developments in communications and transmission formats that have resulted from media globalisation will also be evaluated in order to delineate how audience identities are being constructed and shaped by these transnational and intercultural productions and processes.

QF Level

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QF Level: 6

QR Registration No.: 19/000087/L6

Validity Period: from 01 Feb 2019 to on-going

Programme Details

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the certificate for module, students should be able to:

  1. critically review how globalisation is impacting traditional media practices and formats of media transmission;
  2. critically evaluate a range of contemporary scholarly debates concerning media globalisation;
  3. delineate how global media developments are impacting the construction of cultural identities;
  4. analyse, reformat and evaluate a wide range of global media forms and concepts in conducting research.



Developments in Global Media Structures and Practices

  • ‘The global village’
  • Global media convergence: ‘New Media’ platforms for communications and information delivery
  • Media imperialism
  • Intercultural communications: The ‘global public sphere’


Transnational Media Practices

  • Trends in New Media and Digital Communications: E-commerce, Wikinomics and social media 
  • Global Media Constructions: understandings and representations of cultures and ethnicities 
  • Global and cultural constructions of gender and sexuality
  • Globalisation and impacts on youth
  • Identity construction in the globalised (media) environment


‘Hybridisation’ and ‘Multiculturalism’

  • Impacts on the Asian context and media experience
  • ‘Glocalisation’ and aspects of resistance
  • Communicating in the age of ‘borderless’ media: Production and Distribution of media content online
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Class Details

To complete the programme, students are required to achieve 80% attendance of the programme and pass all the assignment. A Certificate for Module (Media Globalisation) will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE to those who have successfully completed the programme. 

Teaching Mode

Lecture (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.

Tutorial Discussions (12 hours):

Tutorials will be held to allow students to discuss and to interact with the materials covered in the lectures in more depth. Students will also be required to participate in group activities and presentations to encourage their own critical thinking and engagement with the issues encountered in the course. Students will have to do assigned readings for tutorial discussion and presentations.


Written assignment (40%) + Group oral presentation (60%)


Application Fee

HK$150 (Application fee waived until the end of 2020)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$10,000

Entry Requirements

Applicants should

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.


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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. 
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