Bachelor of Communication (Journalism Studies)

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A fascinating area of study

The news and news media are vital to a healthy democracy, yet the digital revolution is changing the kind of news we get and how we get it. Journalism Studies gives you the tools to understand and participate in these ground-shifting changes.

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What is it like?

You’ll learn about the news media’s role, build essential journalistic skills and expertise in specialised fields such as news reporting, feature writing, media law, investigative reporting, and the new forms of digital story-telling.

Get real world experience while you study

You can take advantage of Massey’s close relationships with the journalism industry and do the Communication Internship. This gives you professional work in a local organisation and great networking plus already-built relationships with potential employers before you graduate.

Where will it take you?

This qualification is a great degree if you wish to become a journalist.

85% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation. These graduates are employed across nine different industry categories with more than 60 different job titles.

Many students seeking further in-depth development as a journalist also opt for a fourth year in the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism. The Master of Journalism offers a further attractive capstone to your studies.

International recognition and a proud tradition

Our journalism school is New Zealand’s oldest continuously operating one, and has been going for more than 50 years. It has many graduates who are household names and celebrities.

Massey’s communication programmes are only the seventh outside of the US to be recognised by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).

Accreditation means your degree is internationally recognised, making it easier to arrange a student exchange and find employment overseas. You learn from lecturers who have real-world experience (often as leading journalists themselves).

A good fit if you:

  • Are interested in current affairs
  • Enjoy talking to people and telling their stories
  • Enjoy learning how the news media works
Matt Twort
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism Studies)

“The more you learn, the more fun it is, because you become more confident…”

"In my third year I was covering the Jubilee Cup Rugby Final for the Dominion Post. I’ve wanted to be a sports journalist as long as I can remember. Having that passion for sport and learning that I could follow sport for a career and write about for a living! What I’ve learnt at Massey is how to structure a journalism story, how to interview people, what information is important to the public.

If you want to do it, enrol yourself and come and meet the great lecturers that we have."

Careers

This qualification is a great degree if you wish to become a journalist. Many students seeking further in-depth development as a journalist also opt for a fourth year in the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism. The Master of Journalism offers a further attractive capstone to your studies.

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