Course Details

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Honours)

Xiamen University




  • Description

    The Journalism programme at Xiamen University (XMU) was first introduced in 1922. XMU was one of the three comprehensive universities in China that offered the international journalism programme in 1984. Since then we have been devoted to producing graduates who possess professional skills and a global outlook. The programme has consistently produced hundreds of successful graduates who are gainfully employed in China’s mainstream media giants such as China Daily, People’s Daily, Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, China Radio International, and Guangming Daily. We have close cooperation with many leading universities such as the University of West Sydney, Cardiff University, and the University of Missouri. We also co-designed a joint programme with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Our programme at Xiamen University Malaysia Campus is dedicated to equipping aspiring journalists with vast knowledge of the history of journalism, research methods, cross-cultural communication skills, and practical skills in various segments of the media, in addition to having professional ethics, a sense of social responsibility, and positive attitudes towards self-learning and life-long learning.

    Field of Study

    Communication & Broadcasting

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees (RM)

    RM 24,000 (USD 5,714) per year; Estimated Total Cost - RM 72,000 (USD 17,143)

    MQA No.


    Degree Type

    Foreign Degree (Malaysian Branch Campus)

  • Intake (Month)

    February, April, September

Entry Requirements


    A pass in STPM with at least a Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects  

    AND: English Language - a credit in SPM or a Grade B6 in UEC or the equivalent

  • A-Level

    A pass in A-Level with at least a Grade C in any 2 subjects

  • UEC

    A pass in UEC with at least a Grade B in 5 subjects  

    AND: English Language - a credit in SPM or a Grade B6 in UEC or the equivalent

  • Matric/Foundation

    A pass in Foundation/Matriculation with at least CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0

  • Direct Entry to Year 2 of Degree

    A pass in Diploma with at least CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0

  • English Requirements

    All incoming foreign students are required to sit for the English Placement test (if they do not meet the minimum TOEFL or IELTS band score).

Programme Structure

  • Main Courses

    News Writing

    Introduction to New Media Studies

    Introduction to Journalism

    Interview for Journalists

    Journalism Law and Ethics


    Introduction to Mass Communication

    Digital Video Production

    Research Method in Communication


    Introduction to International Communication

    Investigative Journalism

    Specialized Journalism

    Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibilities

    Online Journalism

    Feature Writing

    News Editing

    Commentary Writing

    Thesis Writing

  • Major Elective Courses

    Cinematic Communication


    Intercultural Communication in the Global World

    Rhetorical Analysis of Journalistic Discourse

    Media Literacy and Critical Thinking

    Media Management

    ENG Field Production

    Broadcast Journalism

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 24,000 (USD 5,714) per year

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