Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Media & Communication, Culture & Philosophy courses
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Social Sciences Media & Communication

Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique
媒體及文化分析深造文憑

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
DP012A
Application Code
1970-DP012A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
17 Feb 2022 (Thu)
Next intake(s)
Sep 2022
Duration
7 months
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$39,000 per programme
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Deadline on 18 Dec 2021 (Sat)
Enquiries
2910 7645
2520 5481
Application for Feb 2022 entry is now open

The Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique programme aims to develop the study of media and cultural institutions, ideologies and policies as part of social and economic reality. Its design has a specific rationale, beginning from a semester which aims to provide a comprehensive foundation in research methods and critical approaches to media and cultural studies, through another semester which provides a grounding in the media (including social media) and then visual and socio-cultural content, giving graduates the possibility of undergoing further study in media and cultural studies, communication studies, creative industries, arts and cultural management.

QF Level

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QF Level: 6

QR Registration No.: 10/000058/6

Validity Period: from 01 Sep 2010 to on-going

Programme features

  • Interdisciplinary focus on social sciences, media and cultural studies
  • Analytical skills and research methodologies specifically for arts, media and cultural management
  • Suitable for local and overseas (including Mainland China) degree holders from disciplines other than arts, media and culture

Overview

In recent years, there have been growing debates about the city's cultural development, ranging from media ecology, television and film industries, to performing arts and museum development, which have all become great concerns amongst the public. 

This programme is structured to help students understand the inter-relations between the media, culture and society, to engage students in the critical analysis of local and global cultural issues , and to recognise the impact of the media towards society

 

Programme INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. critically interpret the dominant perspectives in media and cultural studies;
  2. make critical judgments on researches commonly used in media and cultural industries;
  3. critically evaluate the relationship between visual media and cultures;
  4. make critical judgments on media practices and institutions from socio-cultural, legal and political perspectives;
  5. apply media literacy principles and concepts for pedagogical purposes;
  6. critically examine the ecology of art collecting in local and international context.

Note: There may be a slight variation in the Learning Outcomes according to the curriculum available in the first or any intake where the three specialisms will not be implemented. Instead, in addition to the two core modules in the fall semester, students are allowed to choose two out of four elective modules in the spring semester. On completion of the programme (without specialisms), students should be able to

  1. critically interpret the dominant perspectives in media and cultural studies;
  2. make critical judgments on researches commonly used in media and cultural industries;
  3. make critical judgments on media practices and institutions from socio-cultural, legal and political perspectives.

HKU SPACE reserves the right to offer a specialism or an elective in the programme upon the enrolment number of each semester.

 

Teaching Mode

The unique research and application nature of this programme enables a variety of teaching modes to be used, including seminars, tutorials, guest lectures, professional workshops as well as guided independent study.

 

Assessment

Depending on the nature of individual modules, students will be assessed by a combination of individual essays, research assignments, article reviews, class and/ or site visit reports, photoblogs, group projects and presentations, multimedia works and one written examination.

 

Award

Students who have successfully completed all four modules will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique. The Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique is awarded within HKU system through HKU SPACE.

Students who do not successfully complete the entire Postgraduate Diploma programme but have taken 4 modules and achieved a minimum of 30 credits can be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Media and Cultural Critique upon the approval of the Board of Examiners. There is no direct entry to the Postgraduate Certificate in Media and Cultural Critique.

 

Financial Assistance

Students are eligible to apply for the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) administered by the Hong Kong Government Student Finance Office (SFO). The maximum amount of the financial assistance under ENLS is the total tuition fee(s) payable in the 2021/22 academic year. A life-time loan limit is imposed on each student eligible for receiving loans under the ENLS. The loan limit will be price-adjusted annually in accordance with the Composite Consumer Price Index. The life-time loan limit is HK$383,500 for the 2021/22 academic year.

 

Additional Notes to Non-Hong Kong Resident Applicants

To study in Hong Kong, all non-local applicants are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government, except for those admitted to Hong Kong as dependants, who do not need prior approval before taking up full-time and part-time studies.  Non-local applicants issued with a valid employment visa also do not need prior approval to pursue part-time studies. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to make appropriate visa arrangements. Admission to a HKU SPACE academic programme/course does not guarantee the issue of a student visa. Applicants may wish to note that part-time courses are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes except for self-financed, part-time locally accredited taught postgraduate programmes awarded within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.

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Duration
  • Students joining in the fall semester can complete the programme in 7 months.
Venue
  • United Centre / Admiralty Centre*
    *Upon the availability of classrooms, classes and examinations may be held in other Learning Centres.

 In order to complete the programme, students are required to study four modules (2021/22 intake):

Duration

Module Title

Credits (60 credits)

3 months

Students are required to take TWO core modules:

• Researching Media and Culture CEF logo

• Analysing Media and Culture

 

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15

3 months

Students are required to take another TWO modules

• Visualising Cultures CEF logo or

• New Media  CEF logo or

• Media and Popular Culture CEF logo 

(Note: Students will be notified which two modules will be offered before 2nd semester.) 

 

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15

15

CEF logo This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique) of this module is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).

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Note: The above programme structure serves as a guideline to students. HKU SPACE reserves the right to modify the structure. Students are only allowed to enrol onto the Postgraduate Diploma programme. If a student does not successfully complete the entire Postgraduate Diploma programme but has completed the two modules in Semester 1, HKU SPACE may consider awarding the student a Postgraduate Certificate in Media and Cultural Critique.
 

 

Applicants should normally hold:

  • a bachelor’s degree in areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, IT or Business, or equivalent, awarded by a recognised institution; or
  • a recognised sub-degree qualification, or equivalent, and have at least two years of relevant work experience;

    and
     
  • an IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent (for graduates of tertiary institutions where English is not the medium of instruction).
Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$39,000 per programme
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Researching Media and Culture (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique)
媒體及文化研究方法 [媒體及文化分析深造文憑之單元]
COURSE CODE 37Z131395 FEES $9,750 ENQUIRY 2910-7607
Visualising Cultures (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique)
視覺文化 [媒體及文化分析深造文憑之單元]
COURSE CODE 37Z131409 FEES $9,750 ENQUIRY 2910-7607
Media and Popular Culture (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique)
媒體與流行文化 [媒體及文化分析深造文憑之單元]
COURSE CODE 37Z131425 FEES $9,750 ENQUIRY 2910-7607
Certificate for Module (New Media)
證書(單元:新媒體學)
COURSE CODE 40C106977 FEES $10,000 ENQUIRY 2910-7607

Continuing Education Fund

Note: The above programme structure serves as a guideline to students. HKU SPACE reserves the right to modify the structure. Students are only allowed to enrol onto the Postgraduate Diploma programme. If a student does not successfully complete the entire Postgraduate Diploma programme but has completed the two modules in Semester 1, HKU SPACE may consider awarding the student a Postgraduate Certificate in Media and Cultural Critique.
# Upon availability of lecturers  and the enrolment number, not all the electives will be offered  in each semester.

 

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])

EXEMPTION AND CREDIT TRANSFER

Graduates of Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique are  eligible to apply for the MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice offered by the University of the Arts London, with an exemption of 60 credits, out of the total 180 credits. Upon the articulation arrangement, students will only be required to complete 3 units (120 credits) in the programme for the MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice qualification.  (Note:  MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice is currently offered in London.)

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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.

Notes

  • 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.