Postgraduate Certificate in Communication Studies

Interested in postgraduate study in communications? In as little as one semester you can explore a range of topics - from investigative journalism to screenwriting, and digital media to radio.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Communication Studies is a great option if you have a three-year bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline but lack the grade point average for admission to the Master of Communication Studies.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies or equivalent OR
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

A selection interview may be required.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

You need to complete 60 points from papers in the Master of Communication Studies.

Our expert staff will guide you in your choice of papers so that your study forms a coherent programme in your chosen field.

Choose 60 points from the following papers

Research Methodology

Communications & Public Relations

Creative Industries

Digital Media

Journalism

Media Context

Radio

Screen Production

Additional Papers

More details about papers in this programme

Search for a paper (Arion)

Email pgcommqueries@aut.ac.nz

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

You can incorporate the four papers from the Postgraduate Certificate in Communication Studies into the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies or the Master of Communication Studies.

If you choose to go on to further study, you have to surrender the postgraduate certificate.

Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies

Master of Communication Studies

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1322
Level:
8
Points:
60
Duration:
0.5 years 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.