Massey University offers a range of high-quality academic programmes including undergraduate programmes, diplomas, masters degrees and PhDs. We offer a combination of practical skills and academic rigour in communication, marketing and journalism that will make you highly employable, adaptable and ready to sustain a strong career.

96% of Bachelor of Communication students are employed after graduation, a higher ratio than any similar courses nationally or internationally.

Best in the world

Our journalism programme is part of a prestigious and small group of international programmes (and the only one in Australia and New Zealand) to be recognised by the US-based Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). The accreditation recognises Massey's excellent connections with industry, its commitment to constant improvement, its strong leadership, and large research output.

Massey University’s communication and media-related programmes are also ranked as some of the best in the world by the international university ranking agency QS (Quacquarelli Symonds). We are in the top 200 out of 800 leading world universities.

Subject areas

Communication management

You will develop knowledge of management policies and practices, a theoretical grasp of communication processes and an awareness of how to apply technologies. You will examine all aspects of communication at work, from presentations and writing through to strategic planning.


There is limited entry to the elite, industry-linked journalism programmes. The broader field of journalism studies incorporates news media theory and develops useful journalistic skills such as information gathering and writing. 


You will gain a sound knowledge of marketing principles and their application, along with insights into thinking analytically about marketing problems.

Marketing communication

You will gain an understanding of marketing communication practice and insights into effective and ethical approaches. You will also be able to apply theory to analyse and critique workplace practice.

Public Relations

You will study diverse forms of discourse in public relations, exploring principles and practices. You build your capability to critically analyse public relations in professional settings, and develop an in-depth understanding of social responsibility, accountability, and problem-solving in public relations practice.


Find out more about communication, journalism and marketing qualifications at Massey, the internship programme and our graduates stories.


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