Interdisciplinary heritage

The Communication Studies Department (傳播系) at HKBU is a diverse community of teacher-scholars committed to advancing the communication discipline and applying the discipline’s concepts and principles to the society in which we live.

Our teacher-scholar orientation is founded on the value we place on teaching informed by research and research illuminated by teaching. Our diversity grows out of our commitment to exploring communication through a variety of humanistic, social scientific and applied professional approaches. We are committed to a collaborative and inclusive academic environment in which we participate in developing communication as an essential area of human inquiry and contribute to the growth and welfare of our community.

Emphasis on Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

The faculties of the Department are dedicated to preparing students for life-long learning and active contributions to society. To equip them for this, we have established a sound program of study that cultivates competence in oral, visual and written communication, develops critical thinking and creative expression, and promotes theoretically-informed problem-solving ability for use in a wide variety of applied communication contexts. The efforts of the department, therefore, are aimed toward the goals of providing a rigorous foundation in knowledge about the process, structure and effects of communication and developing thoughtful, articulate and innovative leaders for Hong Kong, mainland China and the Asian Pacific region.


Admission to the Department’s programs is highly competitive. Because English is the primary language of instruction for most of our subjects, the language requirements in the School of Communication are among the highest in the University. Applicants for the degree course in Communication (all Departmental options) must satisfy general University requirements and also the special requirements of the School of Communication.

These are the minimal requirements, but do not guarantee acceptance to the Course. Both sets of requirements are described below:

General University Admission Requirements


The department also supports postgraduate studies:

  • The Intercultural Communication Research Program of the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies
  • M.A. in Communication
  • M.Phil program
  • Ph.D program

For any enquiries towards the admission requirement, please contact the office of the School of Communication.

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