Postgraduate Communication Studies at Massey Wellington

Are you:

  • Thinking about doing some postgrad study?
  • Working but would like to up-skill?
  • Looking for challenging courses that encourage critical thinking?
  • Considering a career move into communication or public relations?

Then read further to find out which courses best suit your needs.

Postgraduate Communication Studies have been available on Massey University’s Wellington Campus since 2006.

What postgraduate courses are being offered?

Semester One: 219.703; 219.706; 219.790

Semester Two: 219.702; 219.704219.790

What are Communication postgraduate courses like?

You will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods designed to build understanding and foster learning at the postgraduate level. You are encouraged to bring fresh ideas, share your experiences and develop your critical thinking skills.

Classes are small and supportive, allowing you to study collaboratively and build networks of other professionals in Wellington.

Who will teach the postgraduate courses?

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

Wellington Postgrad Lecturers:

219.702: Management Communication - Dr Jeannie Fletcher

219.703: Advanced Business Communication - Dr Mingsheng Li

219.704: Advanced Cross-Cultural Communication - Dr Mingsheng Li

219.706: Advanced Public Relations - Professor Frank Sligo

219.790: Research Methods in Communication - Professor Frank Sligo

How do I get started?

All you need to start is a University Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an equivalent qualification, and acceptance into the Massey Business School Postgraduate Programme of Massey University. There is some paperwork, so please check if you’re eligible for postgrad study.

Is there other financial assistance?

Grant and scholarship opportunities are available. For more information see our Scholarships Page.

What qualifications do these courses count toward?

Passes in any three of these courses and one elective course of 30 credits at 700-level will complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, endorsed in Communication Management.

If you graduate with a B- grade average or better you may apply for the Master of Management programme. The Master of Management can be completed by taught courses plus a research report or by thesis.

For a fuller explanation of this, do not hesitate to contact Te Muri Tatere-Beamsley (details below), who will be happy to advise you further and help you plan your personal programme of study.

What are the postgrad course fees?

To find out what your fees would be, go to Massey's fees calculator.

What if I don’t have a degree?

If you don’t already have a degree, why not check out the School of Communication and Journalism and Marketing undergraduate degree or graduate diploma options.

What if I don't live in or near Wellington?

Our postgrad programmes are also offered by Distance Learning. For more information, check out our Postgraduate Programmes.

Have we answered all your questions?

If not, please contact the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing's Programme Support Administrator, Te Muri Tatere-Beamsley, for advice on selection of courses and how to complete the enrolment process:
Email: or
Phone: 04 801 5799 extension 81323

The various Course Coordinators at Massey Wellington, will also be happy to meet with you by appointment.

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