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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies
GDipJS

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification; or

(c) have been admitted to the qualification on the basis of equivalent relevant professional experience.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule to the Qualification;

(b) at least 120 credits above 100 level of which at least 75 credits must be at 300 level;

and including:

(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

(d) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, up to 30 credits at 200 level may be cross-credited from a completed Massey University qualification provided that the course is listed in the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies.

Specialisations

4. The Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies is awarded without specialisation.

Completion Requirements

5. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

6. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Certificate in Business Studies should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies

219.204 News Media and Society 15 credits R 114.264
219.231 News Media Reporting 15 credits P 219.108
219.234 Editing & Publishing 15 credits  
219.305 Public Relations Management 15 credits P 219.209 R 114.363
219.335 Media Law and Ethics 15 credits R 219.331
219.336 Researching Journalism 15 credits  
219.339 History of Journalism 15 credits  
219.340 Feature Writing and Freelancing 15 credits P 219.231 R 219.232

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