Master of Communication

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Master in Communication is open to students who meet the University admission requirements and have completed the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a field related to the study of communication and have achieved a B grade average across the 300-level courses; or
  • Have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Communication with Honours or equivalent, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication or equivalent, having achieved a B grade average; and
  • Have achieved an IELTS of 7 with no band less than 6.5 within the preceding five years, if English is not the applicant’s first language and the qualifying degree was not completed at a University where English was the medium of instruction.

Students who have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Communication with Honours or a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication or equivalent and who have achieved a B grade average would be eligible for a 120-credit Master of Communication.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Communication structure

Students shall complete a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, as detailed on the programme schedule. Please click the 'Regulations' button above, to view a full list of all schedule courses.

Progression within the Master of Communication from Part One to Part Two requires at least a B grade average across the Part One courses.

Students who have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Communication with Honours or a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication or equivalent and who have achieved a B grade average would be eligible for a 120-credit Master of Communication. They are required to complete 120 credits comprising either:

  • 60 credits from Part One and a 60 credit Research Project from Part Two; or
  • 120-credit thesis from Part Two (note: students must take both Part 1 (60 credits) and Part 2 (60 credits) of the same prefix numbered thesis

The Master of Communication is awarded without specialisation.

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

Courses

Part One (120 credits):

Schedule A: Compulsory courses (60 credits):

154.721 The Communication Field
219.721 Transdisciplinary Communication Research Methods

Schedule B: Communication courses (no more than 60 credits):

139.749 Writing Science
139.763 Community Theatre
139.764 Theatre for Innovation and Communication
139.765 New Directions in Creative Writing
154.702 Advanced Film Studies
154.708 Modern Fiction, Popular Culture and the Media
154.709 Technology and Cultural Change
154.747 Media Practice and Global Culture
156.756 Digital Marketing
156.758 Advanced Social Marketing
172.712 Multimodal Discourse Analysis
172.713 Language and Communication in Late Modernity
219.702 Management Communication
219.703 Perspectives in Business Communication
219.704 International and Intercultural Communication
219.705 Advanced News Media Processes
219.706 Strategic Public Relations
219.708 Political Communication
219.709 Advanced Journalism Issues
217.710 Persuasive Communication Practice

Schedule C: Elective courses (No more than 30 credits):

114.702 Human Resource Management and Workplace Relations
130.705 Emergency Management
150.701 Tino Rangitiratanga: Strategic Maori Development
200.761 International Relations: Theory and Practice
230.701 Evaluation: Theory and Principles
287.730 Quality Management

Part Two (60-120 credits):

60-credit research project or 120 credit thesis at 800-level.


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