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Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024

Campus

Wellington Campus

Summary

Study a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism – PGDipJ

The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism is based on leading overseas journalism qualifications. It is for those with no journalism experience who wish to enter the industry, or those with some experience who wish to develop specialist knowledge. Either way, you will learn the skills needed to be a successful journalist.

The qualification enjoys a close relationship with leading news organisations. This is reflected in our strong internship programme. Our students are regular winners of national journalism prizes.

Stepping stone to a master’s

The PGDip Journalism is a stepping stone to a Master of Management (Journalism).

What will I learn?

For those wishing to enter the industry, you will learn news writing, feature writing, interviewing, photojournalism, specialist reporting such as police, court, politics and sports advanced audio-visual journalism including TV, radio and podcasting, media ethics, law and. For those wishing to develop a specialist interest, you will have the opportunity to specialise in advanced audio-visual storytelling, sport, arts, investigative/data journalism or even journalism management.

Is it suitable for me?

For those new to the industry, the qualification will build a foundation for an exciting career in journalism. If you wish to develop specialist skills, you can choose from courses that build advanced capability.

Practical, relevant experience, while you study

You will spend time working at media organisations then do a full-time work placement. This gives you relevant experience sought after by employers.

A PGDipJ is a good fit if you:

have excellent written and oral communication skills

are dedicated to accuracy

have a good knowledge and interest in current affairs.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism you will:

have 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

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English and you have not gained a New Zealand university entrance qualification, or an overseas entrance qualification in a country where the main language is English, you will be required to provide the below as evidence of your proficiency in English:

an academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands, or

an equivalent TOEFL score, or

other such evidence that is acceptable to Massey University.

If your first language is not English and you have not gained a New Zealand university entrance qualification, or an overseas entrance qualification in a country where the main language is English, you will be required to provide the below as evidence of your proficiency in English:

an academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands, or

an equivalent TOEFL score, or

other such evidence that is acceptable to Massey University.

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