Double Degree Program
The Fudan-LSE double-degree program in Global Media and Communications was launched in 2007 in partnership with Department of Media and Communications at London School of Economics and Political Science. The program enables students to study for one year at LSE in Department of Media and Communications, and one year at Fudan School of Journalism. The aim of the program is to enhance the skills of media and communications professionals - through research, practical training and applied learning in Chinese media, marketing, journalism and culture in order to enhance their knowledge of China, equipping them with a richer global perspective and media savvy so they can contribute a unique transnational perspective in their future professions.
The School of Journalism at Fudan University is known as the cradle of Chinese Journalists, and closely linked to the Chinese media industry. The school was founded in 1988, which is evolved from the Department of Journalism established in September 1929. With its close link to the Chinese media industry, Fudan Journalism School’s alumni have played a significant role across the country as leading figures in the media industry. As the first higher education institution in China to commit to journalism, currently Fudan Journalism School consists of four departments, including Department of Journalism, Broadcasting, Advertising, and Communications with 81 faculty members, and about 1500 students.
Candidates shall apply directly through the LSE website as below:
There is no application deadline with rolling admissions. Applications are administered centrally at LSE where applications are examined by a joint admissions board consisting of professors from both School of Journalism, Fudan University and LSE.
a. Language requirement
IELTS 7 (6.5 in Listening, Reading，Writing and Speaking)
b. Academic qualification
Bachelor's degree with honours, with a grade of first or upper second class, or equivalent in a related area. Professional experience, although desirable, is not an essential requirement.
c. Other documents needed
CV; Personal Statement (1, 000 – 1, 500 words including academic interest, and study plan); 2 Reference Letters; GPA 3.5
d. Course requirement
GPA 3.5 minimum
3. Financial Support
Chinese Government Scholarship (Bilateral Program)
For more details: http://www.campuschina.org
School of Journalism DD Program Scholarship
More details at: http://www.xwxy.fudan.edu.cn/dm/
Required Courses (10 credits)
Communication Inquiry in China (3 credits)
Marketing Communication in China (3 credits)
Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture (4 credits)
China Panorama (3 credits)
Elective within J-School (6 out of 12 credits)
Chinese Journalism: History, Theory and Practice (3 credits)
Communicating in China: The Media and PR Perspectives (2 credits)
Applied Media Management in China (2 credits)
New/Social Media User Research (2 credits)
Information Visualizations and Design (2 credits)
Journalism and Chinese Society since 1840s (2 credits)
Principles and Practices of Social Media Communication in China (2 credits)
New Chinese Cinema (2 credits)
Contemporary Arts in China (2 credits)
Elective outside J-School (2 credits)
Internship (1 credit)
Media and Globalization
Representation in the Age of Globalization
Critical Studies in Media and Journalism
Methods of Research in Media and Communications
Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications
5. Program Calendar
Year Two (Fudan)
Student Registration (including: Accommodation Registration; Medical Check; Police Registration) Course Registration;
National Day Holiday (Oct. 1-7)
Find a topic or field of interest and write proposal
Submit Thesis Proposal Proposal Defense
Company Visit End of Semester & Alumni Event
New Year Holiday
Internship Thesis Write-up Spring semester begins
Submit Thesis First Draft to Supervisor Thesis Pre-defense
Submit thesis for External Review Submit Thesis for Internal Review
Thesis Final Submission Thesis Defense Diploma Photo Shoot
J-School Graduation Photo Ceremony
6. Graduation Requirements & Tuition
The program takes two academic years, with first year at LSE in London, and second year at Fudan in Shanghai. Courses are multidisciplinary and students will have International Communication, Corporate Communication, Political Communication with focus on global media and communication. Final graduation will reply on the validation of both years of the program. Students get a temporary graduation in August at LSE and graduate definitely after being confirmed to have met all graduation requirements at Fudan the following year.
Successful accomplishment of total 38 credits. (Including 16 credits from LSE and 22 credits from Fudan).
Pass the thesis defense.
Tuition for second year at Fudan is 80,000 RMB, and students shall pay the tuition to the university in which they actually study for both LSE of year 1 and Fudan of year 2.
XuJia, Program Director
Tel: +86 (0)21 65642799
Address: Room 411, Office Building, 400 Guoding Road, School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai. 200433. China.
WangKun, Program Coordinator
Tel: +86 (0)21 55664686
Address: Room 103, Office Building, 400 Guoding Road, School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai. 200433. China.