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Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Wellington Campus


Specialise in Journalism for your Bachelor of Communication at Massey

Journalism at Massey is hands-on, practical, and you learn from journalists working both here and overseas.

Produce stories in fields you are passionate and curious about such as in politics, sport, or social issues. Students get to develop skills in written, audio, photographic and video forms by producing work which may be published. You will have the opportunity to experience editing and publishing and global investigative and data journalism among the range of courses offered.

Sought-after by employers

85% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation. These graduates are employed across nine different industry categories with more than 60 different job titles.

A quality qualification

The quality of Massey’s journalism courses is internationally recognised. You learn from lecturers who have vast experience (often as leading journalists themselves). Our journalism school is New Zealand’s most long-standing, and has many graduates who are household names and celebrities.

International recognition

Accreditation means your degree is internationally recognised, making it easier to arrange a student exchange and find employment overseas.

Connect with industry while you study

You can take advantage of Massey’s close relationships with industry by taking the communication internship. This gives you professional work in a local organisation. You’ll get some great networking opportunities. This means you have already built relationships with potential employers before you graduate.

Further study

After you graduate, you could go on to further in-depth development with a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.

A Bachelor of Communication in Journalism is a good fit if you:

want a career as a journalist or in communication

are interested in current affairs

enjoy learning how the news media works.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University. To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, you will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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