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Postgraduate Diploma in Communication

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • 1 year of full-time study or up to 4 years part-time study
  • Not available for international students

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma 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; 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.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Diploma in Communication structure

Students shall complete a flexible course of study, which shall consist of 700-level courses to the value of 120 credits including:

  • The two core courses 154.721 and 219.721
  • A minimum of 30 credits from Schedule B
  • A maximum of 30 credits from Schedule C

Please check the regulations to see a full list of all schedule courses.

The Postgraduate Diploma in 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

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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