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Graduate Diploma in Journalism

  • Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Journalism is for journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in the profession. The programme is also a good fit for anyone with an interest in journalistic writing.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Journalism is for journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in the profession. The programme is also a good fit for anyone with an interest in journalistic writing.

The Graduate Diploma in Journalism enables you to study another subject without completing a second bachelor's degree. The graduate diploma is a bridging tool to gain the equivalent of an undergraduate major in a specific area so you can go on to postgraduate study.

The diploma will develop your understanding of both theoretical and applied issues in journalism and related areas. Topics covered include:

  • news reporting and writing
  • audio-visual journalism
  • media law and ethics and court reporting
  • investigative reporting
  • political journalism
  • editing for journalism or communication
  • public relations.

Entry requirements

To enter the Graduate Diploma in Journalism you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification, or
  • have been admitted to the qualification on the basis of equivalent relevant professional experience.

To ensure this qualification is right for you, you will be required to submit a short personal statement detailing why you wish to study this qualification and your relevant industry experience (if any).

Study locations

Wellington

Online

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.