Master of English and New Media Studies

Interested in the connection between technology and communication? Study the Master of English and New Media Studies.

In the Master of English and New Media Studies you explore the increasingly important nexus between new media and spoken, written or visual communication in English. The programme culminates in a two-semester research project of an experimental, theoretical, creative or practice-based nature.

Students' projects could include online analytic tools (twitter analytics, google trends) to examine trends in social media, or use conventional analytic practices (corpus analysis, multimodal analysis, critical discourse analysis) to investigate emerging forms of web communication, including internet memes.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

One of the following or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7 or above:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree OR
  • Relevant graduate diploma

English language requirements

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

In the first part of the programme you complete a number of papers related to English and new media, as well as a paper on research methods to prepare you for your research thesis.

You could investigate the potential of online virtual worlds or explore complex issues of virtual identity, with many applications, including those for language or literacy learning and teaching. Those interested in translation and interpreting might research the effectiveness of online machine translation tools. More creative-based projects could explore the performative potential of multiplatform transmedia narratives, geo-located augmented reality (AR) sites, games and storyworlds.

Core papers

Elective papers

  • New and social media research
  • Language and literacy education
  • Online journalism
  • Public relations
  • New and social media practice
  • Translation and interpreting
  • Advertising
  • The arts and cultural industries
  • Travel and tourism
  • Content development for virtual and augmented realities

You will also be prepared for doctoral study.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1048
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1.5 years 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
$32,095
  • 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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