Programme Information:

The Research Postgraduate (RPg) programme focuses on PhD education. It is designed to enable each student to become familiar with existing knowledge in their chosen area of study, to become a critical consumer of others’ research in the chosen area of study, and to become an independent knowledge creator through the use of appropriate research methodologies.

The PhD programme admits outstanding applicants interested in academic research in communication and media, including advertising, interactive and digital media, journalism, media studies, global communication, political communication, organizational communication, and public relations. For a better idea of our interests, please explore our Research Areas.

MPhil admission is considered only in exceptional circumstances.


Contact Information:



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Current PhD/MPhil students


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) invites candidates from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with evidence of academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities to apply for full-time PhD study under the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS). HKPFS is established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) with an aim to attract the best and brightest students from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong.


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