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 degree by research admits outstanding applicants interested in the theoretical understanding of, and academic research in, advertising, cinema and television, communication in new media, journalism, media studies, organizational communication, and public relations.

MPhil admission is considered only in exceptional circumstances.

 

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.comm.hkbu.edu.hk

E-mail: comd@hkbu.edu.hk

Hotline: +852 3411-8154

 

Fields of Study

Academy of Film

Chinese Language Cinema and Television; Comparative Studies of Film Auteurs; Critical Theories & Cultural Studies; Documentary Film; Film Aesthetics; Gender, Identity, Sexuality; Nation, Ethnicity, Post/ colonialism; Realist Film Theory; Screen Industry and Globalisation

Communication Studies

Crisis and Risk Communication; Corporate Social Responsibility; Health Communication; Leadership Communication in Organizations; Responsible Marketing Communication to Children and Youth; Celebrity and Brand Endorsement; Communicating Gender & Sexuality; Strategic Communication in Greater China; New Media Use and Social Inclusion; Mobile and Social Media and Digital Stakeholder Engagement; Big Data Mining

Journalism

Media Law; Theory of Journalism; Interaction between Journalism and Society/Politics/Economy/Culture; Investigative Journalism; Theory and Practice of Photojournalism; Theory and Practice of Broadcast Journalism; Theory and Practice of Print Journalism; Online News media; Journalism Education; Impact of New Technology on Journalism; Chinese Media Reform; Media Literacy and Education; Business and Financial Journalism; Theory and Practice of News Media Management; Mass Communication; Public Opinion; Social Media Analytics; Data Journalism; Media and Information Literacy; Net Generation and Knowledge Society, Journalism Ethics

 

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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Admitting Taught-Master’s Degree Holders to MPhil Program Scheme

The Scheme offers taught-Master’s degree holder to-be (“Master’s students”) from the School of communication at HKBU exclusive opportunities to apply for enrolment into the School’s MPhil program. The Scheme enables our outstanding Master’s students interested in research to participate in the School’s research programs and projects during their MA program but also allow them to obtain an MPhil or PhD degree in a shorter-time period.

 

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