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Postgraduate Diploma in Communication

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On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


120 credit hours

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Refine your knowledge of the theory and practice of communication with a Master of Communication from Victoria University of Wellington.

A broad scope for your unique focus

Draw on the University’s broad field of knowledge and expertise and focus on one of a unique range of subjects—from political communication and intercultural communication, to media studies, popular film or music. You can also choose to focus on science communication, in a specialisation unique to Victoria University of Wellington.

Choose to complete your degree with a research project that focuses on the area that interests you the most, or an internship at a relevant business or organisation.

Knowing and critiquing

Learn about the context in which communication operates and the ways in which it is used to build and guide understanding.

You’ll develop a critical knowledge of the field that will enable you to deconstruct the way that communication is used by others—and creatively apply these theories and approaches in your own work.


Communication specialists are always in demand. You could find employment in public relations, advertising, communications and marketing, or supporting and creating policy in the topic you’ve focused on—like science or media.

Entry criteria

A Bachelor’s degree with at least a B average or equivalent in a relevant subject.

To be accepted by the programme director as capable of completing the proposed course of study.

Proof of English proficiency

To be accepted into this programme you will need one of the following:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0

TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing

Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50)

EAP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5.

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