Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

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Entry requirements

To enrol in the Bachelor of Communication programme you need to have an entrance to university qualification, either through NCEA, New Zealand University Entrance, admission with equivalent status, bursaries and scholarship examinations, discretionary entrance or special admission.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) structure

Selecting your major and minor

Although you are asked to nominate your BC major and minor when enrolling, please be aware that you can change these once you are enrolled.


Choose your courses for this major from the following list (each course is 15 credits):

30 credits from:

219.209 Public Relations Practice
219.305 Public Relations Management

No more than 45 credits from:

219.204 News Media and Society 
219.205 Professional Presentations in Business
219.206 Communication and Technological Change
219.207 Writing for Public Relations & Digital Media

At least 45 credits from:

219.309 International Case Studies in Public Relations
219.310 Speech Writing
219.311 Communication Internship
219.312 Risk and Crisis Communication
219.335 Media Law and Ethics

Major requirements: A major consists of 120 credits in Public Relations, including 60 credits at 200-level and 60 credits at 300-level.

Minor requirements: A minor consists of 60 credits in Public Relations, including both 219.209 and 219.305.

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