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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media Studies)

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Media Studies for your Postgraduate Diploma in Arts at Massey

Get sought-after media skills

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media Studies) gives you advanced study of the media.

Media studies analyses the production, consumption and content of a range of media including:


social media


popular music


At Massey, media studies is taught through an innovative qualification that blends theory with creative practice. You’ll develop versatile skills that will make you highly sought-after in many careers.

Engage with the future of the media world

Develop an advanced understanding of the varied conceptual tools needed for analysis and argumentation concerning media texts, forms, processes and practices.

You’ll learn how media industries, policy and technology influence the production, distribution and consumption of media.

Learn from the leaders

Massey offers the latest educational technology through our new state-of-the-art facilities and our online learning system. Your lecturers are internationally published experts in their fields, and span the breadth of contemporary media studies.

Further study

This qualification offers a pathway to Massey’s master’s qualifications such as the Master of Arts (Media Studies).

A Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Media Studies is a good fit if you:

are interested in progressing to a Master of Arts (Media Studies)

wish to stay relevant to theories, debates and advances in media studies

want to explore specific issues in media studies.

Entry criteria

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

Specific requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts you will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent.

You will need to have achieved a grade average in your bachelor degree that demonstrates an adequate level of preparation for the postgraduate qualification. This normally means that a B- grade average or above is required.

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

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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