Massey's Master of Communication will deepen your understanding of communication practice.
This is a unique qualification in New Zealand. You do not have to have a background in communication to complete this degree.
Our students come from a wide range of disciplines including arts, social sciences, law, education, design or health services. You may have found yourself in a work role with a communication aspect and you want better insights into the principles and practice of communication.
The Master of Communication will help you to advance your career and to understand better how to manage your role's communication aspects.
Admission to the Master in Communication is open to students who meet the University admission requirements and have completed the following:
Students who have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Communication with Honours or a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication or equivalent and who have achieved a B grade average would be eligible for a 120-credit Master of Communication.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
In the first segment of the programme you focus on studying the field of communication and its possibilities. This covers the history and theory of communication across different scholarly traditions (from both humanities and business) and industries.
In the second you choose a personalised experience from both 'heartland' courses relevant to your discipline - for instance advanced journalism issues, technology and cultural change, linguistics, media practice, advanced public relations or advanced marketing and 'sister disciplines' such as quality management.
In the third segment of your programme you work on a research project of your choice that is relevant to your industry and discipline. For details see the 'Planning' tab.
Whether you are currently in a communication role, in a position that has a communication dimension, or would like to work in communications at a senior level, the Master of Communication can help you take your career to the next level. A master's qualification helps you stand out in the employment market.Sought after by employers
International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.Earn more
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