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Postgraduate programmes

Want to upskill and keep abreast of professional developments in your field? To enhance and secure your future, a postgraduate programme in communication or marketing will build your knowledge and your professional development.

If you are about to commence postgraduate study, you must apply to the Massey Business School for admission to postgraduate study. Once approved you will be provided with a personalised study plan.

Honours programmes 

Step up to the next level with an honours programme. Completing an honours programme allows you to complete a masterate with a 120 credit thesis.


Bachelor of Communication with Honours (BC(Hons))

Take your Bachelor of Communication (BC) further. The BC (Hons) degree is a one-year, full-time course for BC graduates.

Postgraduate diploma programmes 

Intend to build on your first degree? The Postgraduate Diploma is the precursor to masterate study. The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism allows you to become a journalist.

Postgraduate Diploma in Business  (PGDipBus)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Administration will help you prepare to undertake further research and study at postgraduate level (i.e. a Masters thesis or Doctoral study).

The Postgraduate Diploma offers a pathway to becoming a more effective communicator and to building your workplace capabilities.

Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (PGDipJ)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism is the qualification you need to enter the journalism industry.

Masters programmes 

The ideal qualification to complete your postgraduate studies.

Master of Analytics (Business)

The Master of Analytics with a major in business equips you with both the technical ability and the competence in critical thinking needed to transform massive amounts of data into information that is useful for crucial business decisions.

Master of Business Studies (MBS)

A first-class postgraduate qualification for business or commerce graduates seeking higher-order communication or marketing knowledge and capabilities.

Master of Communication (MC)

One of our  newest programmes. We are excited to introduce the Master of Communication to interested students. This is the finale to the Bachelor of Communication, BC Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Communication programmes.     

Master of Journalism (MJ)

Only Massey offers a Master in Journalism in New Zealand, allowing you to research and write a major piece of journalism and critically reflect on the experience.

Master of Management (MMgt)

The Master of Management (MMgt) is our flagship postgraduate qualification and is available to graduates of degrees other than in business or commerce.

Master of Professional Public Relations (MPPR)

The Master of Professional Public Relations is a new degree that will give you an in-depth understanding of global PR theory and practice.

Doctoral studies 

Doctoral Studies

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest supervised degree available at Massey University. The communication and marketing programmes have an excellent track record of helping doctoral students succeed.

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Each year a limited number of postgraduate students are invited to join research teams in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing.

The papers are offered by experienced and enthusiastic faculty with both practical and academic communication expertise.

Postgraduate students have a significant role to play in creating a knowledge society by participating in creating new knowledge. The best way to do this is by writing a thesis.

For further information please contact: 

CLAUDIA SILVA 

Programme Support Administrator
Ph: +64 4 979 3798 
Email: C.Silva@massey.ac.nz

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