Journalism pathway - Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies

The Journalism Pathway in the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies focuses on preparing you for a career in the news industry.

Learn more about the professional demands of the news media and develop the knowledge and skills for a career in journalism. Gain experience in news reporting, different writing specialisations, bi-cultural reporting, media law and ethics. The core courses cover news gathering, and court and local government systems.


This is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies.

Start date: 2022

Start date: 2023

You need to complete 120 points in total.

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

  • News reporter for newscourses, magazines, television, radio or online media
  • Data journalist
  • Freelance journalist
  • Specialist writer
  • Production journalist
  • Web editor
  • Communications professional
Key features
  • Includes real experience in different news outlets
  • Closely linked to AUT’s award-winning Te Waha Nui newscourse and website and the Pacific Media Centre
  • Taught by lecturers who have worked in the journalism industry themselves
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field

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

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