Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies)

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

7, 360 3.0
Full-time for three years or part-time options available
Honours programme full-time for four years
Starts February or July
20 places
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 21 November
NZ$5265 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Interested in a career in the media industry? Develop an understanding of media theory, media issues and emerging communication technologies, and develop your media writing and digital media skills. Apply what you have learnt in a work experience placement.

Broaden your understanding of current and emerging communication technologies, and prepare yourself for a rewarding and challenging career within the media industry. Combining theory with practice, you learn to work with the media, and how to use the media more effectively. You develop a broad knowledge base and the flexibility to perform the wide variety of tasks expected of communication graduates.


  • Work experience as part of your study: in your third year you take part in an industry internship with an external organisation like Radio Rhema, Maori Television, KidsCan and Woman's Weekly.
  • Experienced communication lecturers from a broad range of communication-related backgrounds who are actively engaged in a wide variety of research.
  • High-profile guest lecturers from across the industry.
  • Part-time study options available.


Last edited: 05 September 2013