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Postgraduate Certificate in Communication Studies

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


0.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Auckland University of Technology


Interested in postgraduate study in communications? In as little as one semester you can explore a range of topics - from investigative journalism to screenwriting, and digital media to radio.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Communication Studies is a great option if you have a three-year bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline but lack the grade point average for admission to the Master of Communication Studies.

You need to complete 60 points from papers in the Master of Communication Studies.

Our expert staff will guide you in your choice of papers so that your study forms a coherent programme in your chosen field.

  • Research Methodology
  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Creative Industries
  • Digital Media
  • Journalism
  • Media Context
  • Radio
  • Screen Production

Entry criteria

Bachelor of Communication Studies or equivalent OR
Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

A selection interview may be required.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with 7.0 in Writing, 6.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Listening and 7.0 in Speaking; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 100; GIE with A grade; CAE minimum overall score of 185; PTE minimum overall score of 65.

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