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BA Communication Studies

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
4 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 73,920
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 84,480

Entry Requirements

Entry into Year 1

  • Consideration is given to the complete high school record, with emphasis on grades obtained in courses most relevant to the intended programme of study. Students will normally be expected to have the equivalent of a high standing high school or equivalent school in their country, and a B in Mathematics for Science subjects and a C in non-science subjects.
  • Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan applicants may also apply with completion of the following:
    • Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan with a minimum grade of 400; Or
    • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking at least top 25% for Taiwanese students who have completed high school in Taiwan, or at least top 50% for Taiwanese students who have completed high school in mainland China.
    • Note: Taiwan students applying to XJTLU through the GSAT, cannot apply to other universities in China at the same time (Chinese government regulation).    

Entry into Year 2

  • Students who have completed A-levels or equivalent with predicted and final grades of BBB or above (in relevant subjects) will be considered for entry into Year 2.
  • Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 30 points or above will be considered into Year 2

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 5.5 for year 1 entry, or 6.5 for year 2 entry. Or
  • TOEFL: 75 (iBT) for year 1 entry, or 88 (iBT) for year 2 entry

Curriculum

Year 2

  • News writing and reporting
  • Analysing communication
  • Media management
  • Journalism theory and practice
  • Screen-writing for film and TV
  • Media ethics

Year 3

  • Translation and interpreting
  • Adaptation across media
  • Global media and entertainment
  • Investigative journalism
  • Animation

Year 4

  • Research project
  • Documentary
  • Media and global crisis
  • Intercultural communication
  • Digital media and video production
  • Portrayal of china in western media

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