Communication studies degrees

Get ready for an exciting career in the media or communication. AUT’s communication studies programmes are ranked in the top 250 in the world and will give you a valuable foundation for key roles in many industries. Our alumni are in leadership positions in organisations all over the world.

You’ll get lots of practical experience – through live projects for real clients, access to industry standard TV and radio facilities, and workplace experience with major organisations. It’s easy to meet potential employers. We have an extraordinary range of partner organisations and you’ll have many opportunities to meet industry leaders.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

Research in communication studies

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across communication studies.

More about our research

Get involved with extra activities and projects

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice when you study here – like working on our student radio station, training newspaper and other publications, and taking part in real PR projects:

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School of Communication Studies
WG Building, City Campus
Governor Fitzroy Place
City Campus
Auckland City
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Lauren Bartlett
Sharon Lee
Tom Levesque
Lachlan Waugh
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