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: 2019

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:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$4,270
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 60 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$16,050
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a workload of 60 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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