Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies

From investigative journalism to screenwriting and from digital media to public relations, this one-year intensive postgraduate programme equips you with skills in the communications field.

Select from a range of papers that best suit your interests or choose a specialised pathway in which you can develop and extend your creative and professional practice in a particular discipline.

Taught by staff who are internationally known as experts in their field, the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies is combination of academic and creative options. It provides a relevant and flexible entry into postgraduate study.

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.

International student entry requirements

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; or equivalent

English language requirements

If you have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies, you can choose to continue your studies with the Master of Communication Studies (subject to meeting the entry criteria).

Master of Communication Studies

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1299
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 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
$32,100
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 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.

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