Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies)
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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
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2013:
Semester 1: 25 February - 28 June; Semester 2: 22 July - 22 November
NZ$5063 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)
|Applications are now open for Semester 2|
To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the general, discretionary or special admission requirements. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements and may be interviewed.
- Have a minimum of 42 credits at level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework, including a minimum of:
- 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from an approved subject list; and
- 14 credits at level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework or approved subjects; and
- Have a minimum of 14 credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the National Qualifications Framework; and
- Have a minimum of eight credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori, of which a minimum of four credits must be in Reading and four in Writing (see note), or equivalent; or
- Have achieved at least three C passes in New Zealand University Bursaries examinations, or equivalent; or
- Have the Unitec Certificate in Foundation Studies: Whitinga (Level 3) with a relevant endorsement, where appropriate, or equivalent; or
- Have the Unitec Certificate in Communication and Media Arts, or equivalent.
Applicants must also provide a personal statement explaining why they want to study for this degree.
Discretionary admission (for applicants aged under 20)
Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements and who are less than 20 years of age when the programme begins may be considered for discretionary admission if they can demonstrate aptitude for study at the required level. This may include, for example, having a minimum of 72 NCEA credits at level 2 in their best four subjects, including English.
Special admission (for applicants aged 20 and over)
Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements and who are at least 20 years of age when the programme begins may be considered for special admission if they can provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience.
- Have a minimum of 12 NCEA credits in English at level 3, or equivalent; or
- Have gained a pass of C or better in New Zealand University Bursaries English, or equivalent; or
- Have an overall IELTS band score (Academic) of no less than 6.5 (with no band score lower than 6.0), or a TOEFL score of no less than 575, or equivalent; or
- Have an appropriate Unitec English language qualification, such as the Diploma in English (Academic), or equivalent.
Note: New Zealand secondary school graduates who have English as an additional language (EAL) and are using NCEA to meet the general admission requirements may substitute the eight credits in English at NCEA level 2 (four in Reading and four in Writing) with an IELTS score (or equivalent). This IELTS score is the same as that required by the programme in which they wish to enrol. These students are still required to achieve a minimum of 42 NCEA credits at level 3 or higher and the Mathematics or Pangarau requirements.
Last edited: 27 August 2012