English Language Proficiency
Applicants must have a good command of English, with one of the following: TOEFL IBT (internet based) test result of at least 80 points, TOEFL (computer based) test result of at least 213 points, TOEFL (paper based) test result of at least 550 points, or IELTS test result of at least 6.0. This requirement does not apply to an applicant who has studied for at least two years at, or received a degree from an English speaking high school, college, or university.
Applicants with IELTS between 4.5 and 6.0 or equivalent may be admitted conditionally. Conditional students will be required to pass an Entrance Examination in English.
Applications are open to non-Chinese citizens with reliable financial support and stability who are university graduates with a completed bachelor’s degree (transcript required) and in good health.
Language and Basic Courses (9 credits)
Language (Level 1, Level 2)
Introduction to China
GJC Core Courses (three courses, 4 credits)
Methods and Applications
Core Courses for Chinese Media &
Global Journalism (four courses, 8 credits)
Social Development & Media
Media in China
Core Courses for Global Communication (four courses, 8 credits)
Public Opinion and Chinese Media
Social Development & Media
Core Courses for Global Advertising (four courses, 8 credits)
GJC Electives (four courses, 8 credits)
can take any English language courses either from School of Journalism and Communication
or from other schools of the university.
or academic activities (2 credits)
Total Courses required: 31 credits
The M.A. program in Global Journalism and Communication is the first of its kind in China and targets foreign students from overseas. You will study the impact of globalization on journalism, communication, politics, economy, culture and society at the School of Journalism and Communication, SISU, one of the pioneers in global journalism teaching, global media practices and studies on global communication as well as global advertising and marketing practices in China.
The program enables you to experience the changing landscape of global media and global communication perspectives in this world cosmopolitan of Shanghai. You will have access to scholars, experts, media professionals and corporate practitioners in global media, new technology, global communication studies and advertising and marketing spheres.
The program has three core modules in Chinese Media & Global Journalism, Global Communication, and Global Advertising, and can offer a master’s degree in journalism, communication, and advertising respectively.
Aiming to develop you intellectually as well as enhance you professionally, the program provides a strong all-round package that teaches you practical journalistic skills, prepare you to write rigorous, responsible journalism in the global sphere, help you communicate effectively in China and your home countries for global entrepreneurship in terms of global media studies, public relations, global advertising and marketing issues. You can examine and participate in the process of global content creation and distribution and develop your understanding of the role of strategy and planning, based on practices in China. You can learn how to communicate strategically for business and cultural purposes and think more critically, by tapping into the sphere of global journalism and communication and by finally involving yourself in the global advertising and marketing practices in the global corporations based in Shanghai.
This program is a two-year program. Most students can finish taking all the courses in the first year and do internship and prepare MA thesis in the second year.