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Communication, Ph.D.

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This research programme aims at training communication students who plan to become researchers, university teachers, consultants, executives, professionals, etc. A total of at least 30 units are required for graduation. Advancement to PhD candidature is conditional upon the passing of a qualifying examination. Students should at least have one refereed international conference presentation that requires submission of the full paper and one single-authored or co-authored refereed Chinese or English-language journal article of any tier accepted/published before graduation.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Fields of Specialization

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications Studies
  • Audience and Reception Studies
  • Critical and Cultural Studies
  • Gender, Queer and Media
  • Health Communication
  • History of Communication
  • Information and Communication Technology.

English Language Requirements

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should possess a Master's degree in journalism/communication or in a related field of humanities and social science from this University or other recognized universities. All applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 580 (or computer-based score of 237, or internet-based score of 92) or a minimum IELTS score of 7.

Applicants are required to furnish proof of their research potential in form of:

  • a strong Master's thesis;
  • a research proposal outlining areas of interest, goals and plans;
  • three letters of reference from academic sources; and
  • academic records at the Master's and undergraduate levels.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      5382 USD/year
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    • National

      5382 USD/year
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    HK$ 42,100

    Living costs for Hong Kong

    • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
      Living Costs

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