Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours)

Further your understanding of communications and the media with this one-year postgraduate research degree.

The Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours) is mainly aimed at high-achieving students in the Bachelor of Communication Studies who want to advance their skills and make their CV stand out. It can also prepare you for further study at master’s or doctoral level.

The programme is a mix of creative, academic and research options, and students usually spend the entire second semester working on an individual research project.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

Bachelor of Communication Studies (or equivalent) with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7

Postgraduate Research Proposal (PGR1 form)

CV and/or interview may be required

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with 7.0 in Writing, 6.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Listening and 7.0 in Speaking

Paper choice is flexible and includes a core research methods paper and at least one paper that contextualises developments in media and communication studies.

At the centre of the programme is the dissertation, developed in consultation with the programme leader and a supervisor who advises you about the design of your research.

Your dissertation can be in a traditional academic format or include a creative research component, for example a screenplay, in-depth journalism piece, digital media artefact, radio programme or public relations campaign. Dissertations with a creative component also need to include an analysis that places the creative work in its critical, theoretical, historical and personal context.

Research methods papers

Choose one of:

Dissertation

Choose one of:

Other papers

Choose three papers from:

And no more than two papers from:


Or any other postgraduate paper with the approval of the programme leader.

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Email pgcommqueries@aut.ac.nz

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • News reporting
  • Digital media
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Radio
  • Screen-writing
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1261
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.