Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies

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Entry requirements

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.

To ensure this qualification is right for you, you will be required to submit a short personal statement detailing why you wish to study this qualification and your relevant industry experience (if any).

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

The GDipJS is made up of courses totalling 120 credits as listed below. Every course of study shall include at least 75 credits at 300-level.

219.204 News Media Processes
219.231 Introduction to Journalism
219.234 Editing and Publishing
219.305 Public Relations Management
219.335 Media Law and Ethics
219.336 Investigative Reporting
219.339 History of Journalism
219.340 Feature Writing and Freelancing

Note: Candidates are deemed to have met the prerequisite requirements for the 200-level courses listed above when they have been admitted to the Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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