Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

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

Want to work in public relations or communications? Develop skills in public relations, news writing, organisational communication, reputation management and government communication. Apply what you have learnt in an industry internship or through an individual or group project.

Want an exciting role in the fast-growing field of public relations? Reputation management and stakeholder relationship management are critical to a company's success. Public relations practitioners are playing increasingly strategic roles within organisations, influencing corporate communication, communication law, government lobbying and reputation management. As a student on the Bachelor of Communication's Public Relations major, you learn about the relationship between organisations and the media, and find out how to get positive media coverage for a business or organisation.


  • Includes an industry internship in your third year with organisations like Auckland Arts Festival, Paul Blomfield PR, The Edge and JML Communications.
  • A broad knowledge base, giving you the flexibility to perform the wide variety of tasks expected of communication graduates.
  • Experienced communication lecturers who are actively engaged in a wide variety of research.
  • Regular visits from high-profile guest lecturers.
  • Part-time study options available.


Last edited: 05 September 2013  

Graduate Profile
  • Matthew Manukia

    "Communication/PR is such a great area to get into – this field ...