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Postgraduate Diploma in Communication

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Massey's Postgraduate Diploma in Communication will deepen your understanding of communication practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
4 years part-time

About this course

Massey's Postgraduate Diploma in Communication will deepen your understanding of communication practice. You will follow similar study and learning processes and take study courses that are also part of the Master of Communication, but without a research thesis component.

This qualification will be useful if you are in a communication role and wish to both broaden your skills or if you'd like to expand your understanding of different approaches to communication from business or humanities traditions.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication is open to students who meet the University admission requirements and have completed the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in a field related to the study of communication; and
  • Have achieved a B grade average across the 300-level courses; and
  • Have achieved an IELTS of 7 with no band less than 6.5 within the preceding five years, if English is not the applicant's first language and the qualifying degree was not completed at a University where English was the medium of instruction.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations

Distance Learning

Career pathways

Whether you are currently in a communication role, in a position that has a communication dimension, or would like to work in communication at a senior level, the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication can help you take your career to the next level.

A postgraduate diploma 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

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.