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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Journalism
MJ

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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Master of Journalism (180 credits) requires that candidates shall have:

(a) been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with at least a B grade average in the 300-level majoring courses or equivalent, and

(b) been selected into the programme on the basis of a written application and, at the University's discretion, an interview.

2. Admission directly to Part Two of the Master of Journalism requires that candidates shall:

(a) have been awarded or qualified for a Massey University Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, with a grade average across all 700-level courses of at least B;

or

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Massey University Postgraduate Diploma in Communication or a Massey University Postgraduate Diploma in Business with equivalent communication content or Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Administration with equivalent communication content, with a grade average across all 700-level courses of at least B; and

(c) have completed at least three years of professional experience as a journalist.

3. Where a Postgraduate Diploma that qualifies a candidate, in full or part, for admission to Part Two under Regulation 2 has been awarded, it must be surrendered in accordance with the Recognition of Formal and Informal Prior Learning regulations to enable the credits to be transferred to the Master of Journalism.

4. In all cases candidates must meet the University admission requirements as specified.

5. Candidates whose first language is not English, and who have not gained a New Zealand university entrance qualification, or an overseas entrance qualification in a country where the main language is English, will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of their proficiency in English in the form of an academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 with no bands less than 6.5 within the preceding five years, or an equivalent TOEFL score, or other such evidence that is acceptable to Academic Board.

Qualification Requirements

6. Candidates for the Master of Journalism shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits comprising Part One and Part Two as defined in the Schedule to the Degree.

7. Notwithstanding Regulation 6, candidates admitted under Regulations 2 and 3 may transfer up to 120 credits from the qualifying qualification to satisfy Part One requirements.

Specialisations

8. There are no specialisations for this qualification.

Student Progression

9. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Journalism may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

10. For progression to Part Two, candidates must have achieved a B grade average in the Part One courses.

Completion Requirements

11. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

12. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

13. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Journalism

Part One (120 credits from)

219.711 Shorthand 0 credits
C 219.712, 219.713, 219.714, 219.715

219.712 Print News Journalism 30 credits
C 219.711, 219.713, 219.714, 219.715

219.713 Multi-media Journalism 30 credits
C 219.711, 219.712, 219.714, 219.715

219.714 Media Law, Ethics and Workplace Practice 30 credits
C 219.711, 219.712, 219.713, 219.715

219.715 Research Methods in Journalism 30 credits
C 219.711, 219.712, 219.713, 219.714

Part Two (60 credits from)

219.889 Journalism Project 60 credits

219.890 Journalism Project (Part I) 30 credits

219.891 Journalism Project (Part II) 30 credits

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