Media, Culture & Creative Cities
Master of Social Sciences in Media, Culture & Creative Cities
Our Master of Social Sciences programme in Media, Culture & Creative Cities [MSocSc(MCCC)] provides an innovative sociologically-grounded approach to understanding the central role of media, culture and creativity in a world city context. Our programme provides academic and professional training for students and practitioners in the fields of media, culture and creative industries, and a foundation for advanced research degree studies in these areas.
Our programme is particularly ideal if you:
- intend to start, or already have, a career in media and culture related fields
- work in business, government and other non-cultural fields but want to increase your conceptual understanding of, and skills in, media and cultural studies
- are a graduate from related disciplines of sociology, anthropology, journalism, urban studies, or media and cultural studies wishing to pursue further research
In this programme, we aim to provide you with:
- theoretical knowledge for understanding how media, culture, and creative cities function in today’s global society
- skills to allow you to conduct original and rigorous research on media, culture, and creative cities
- exposure, connections, and career prospects in related fields
- the ability to analyse, and contribute to, related policy discussions in order to have an impact upon government, industry, and civil society
The centrepiece of this programme is the capstone project, where you will conduct a unique research project in close collaboration with a leading company or organisation in the field of media, culture, and creative cities. This allows you to apply your learning through the programme to a real-life situation, in addition to gaining valuable practical experience and connections.
Mode of attendance
Part-time (usually two years, with classes on evenings)
Medium of instruction
Programme entrance requirements
- You should hold a Bachelor’s degree (or another qualification of equivalent standard) preferably with a major in the social sciences or humanities discipline, or preferably have work experience in the media, cultural or creative industries.
- If you do not hold a Bachelor’s degree but possess relevant work experience in media, cultural or creative fields, you may also be considered in exceptional cases, and may be required to sit a qualifying examination.
- You may need to satisfy visa restrictions (for non-local applicants) and English language requirements.
For study commencing in academic year 2018/19, the programme tuition fee is HK$105,000 (subject to University approval), with payments split into four instalments over two years.
Dr Kong, Travis S K
General applications enquiry
Ms Ko, Connie H Y
Tel: 3917 2309
Fax: 2559 8044
This programme has given me more perspectives for reflecting on the creative industries I work in, and the skills to apply abstract reflection to concrete situations.— Vien T, 2nd year Media, Culture & Creative Cities
This programme has a diverse and helpful faculty. Love all the interesting speakers who come to give talks. Great for networking too!— Nora Wang, 1st year Media, Culture & Creative Cities
SOCI7005 (1st semester)
Theories of media, culture and creative cities
SOCI7006 (2nd semester)
Research methods in media, culture and creative cities
SOCI7007 (2nd semester)
Globalization and cultural mosaic: An Asian perspective
SOCI7008 (1st semester)
Critical issues of media, culture and creative cities
SOCI8023 (1st semester)
Media and popular culture in Asian cities
SOCI8024 (2nd semester)
Digital media, moralities and culture
SOCI8025 (Unavailable this year)
Consumer cultures and everyday life
SOCI8027 (2nd semester)
Body, intimacy and sexuality
SOCI8028 (1st semester)
Cultural policies and global cities
SOCI8029 (2nd semester)
Creative industries and creative cities
SOCI8011 (2nd semester)
Media and crime
SOCI8031 (Unavailable this year)
Special topics in media, culture and creative cities
SOCI8026 (1st semester)
Self-identity and late-modern society
Final year (compulsory)
You are typically required to complete 10 courses in total to fulfill the programme requirements:
- Year 1: Four compulsory courses
- Year 2: Four elective courses and the capstone project (equivalent to two courses).
Requirements and courses offered vary each year. Current students should view the MSocSc regulations for definitive requirements.
Information talk – 9 February 2018
Programme commencement date: early September following close of application period
Closing date of applications –
Part Time: Main round: 12:00nn (HKT), December 31, 2018; Clearing round: 12:00nn (HKT), April 1, 2019.