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Bachelor of Communication (Honours)

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The Bachelor of Communication with Honours is for you if you already have an undergraduate qualification in communication and seek more in-depth knowledge and skills.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time, 3 years part-time

About this course

The Bachelor of Communication with Honours is for you if you already have an undergraduate qualification in communication and seek more in-depth knowledge and skills.

An honours degree is a prestigious qualification which shows your in-depth understanding of communication. You may wish to use this qualification as a stepping stone to a PhD (if eligible) or as extra leverage for a higher career level.

You need a B grade point average in your undergraduate qualification to be accepted onto the honours programme.

Entry requirements

Eligibility

Bachelor of Communication (or close equivalent) with a major in the same discipline as that to be undertaken for the BC(Hons). Students are expected to have at least a B grade average in their 300-level majoring courses and a minimum of a B grade for 15 credits at 300-level in the intended secondary subject.

Study locations

Distance Learning

Career pathways

Stand out from the rest

An honours qualification helps you stand out in the employment market. But postgraduate qualifications are becoming more common - a Public Relations Institute of New Zealand study showed that over 40% of PR practitioners now have a postgraduate degree.

Now is the time to undertake this qualification!

Communication roles have grown hugely in the last few years. Most companies now recognise them as vital to the running of a successful business. This rapidly expanding area of professional work features a wide variety of jobs and exciting opportunities.

The world is your oyster

The Bachelor of Communication with Honours (BC(Hons))prepares you for numerous emerging and current occupations, across a huge array of industries - the world is truly your oyster!

An honours degree gives you broader options and depending on your major and interests you could move into areas such as:

  • Writer, editor, publisher or researcher (for social media, literature, theatre, film and television, corporate, government or non-profit organisations)
  • Speech writer, travel writer, blogger, social commentator
  • Social media or social entrepreneur
  • Scriptwriting
  • Relationship management
  • Public relations and public affairs
  • Project management
  • Producing and directing film, theatre, circus, dance and a wide range of other creative enterprises
  • Organisational training and development
  • Media industries including as producer
  • Marketing
  • Liaison and advisory work
  • Journalism
  • Film making
  • Event management
  • Creative industries or arts administration or management
  • Communication management
  • Blogging, commentating
  • Arts promotion, policy and development
  • Artist
  • Academic or teacher
Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed.