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Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism is based on leading overseas journalism qualifications. It is for those with no journalism experience who wish to enter the industry, or those with some experience who wish to develop specialist knowledge.

Key details

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

About this course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism is based on leading overseas journalism qualifications. It is for those with no journalism experience who wish to enter the industry, or those with some experience who wish to develop specialist knowledge. Either way, you will learn the skills needed to be a successful journalist.

The programme enjoys a close relationship with leading news organisations. This is reflected in our strong internship programme. Our students are regular winners of national journalism prizes.

Entry requirements

This programme is a selected entry programme. This means there are several extra requirements you must meet. To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree or equivalent, with at least a B- grade average in the 300-level majoring courses or equivalent
  • be selected into the programme on the basis of a written application and interview. See below for more details.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Study locations

Wellington

Career pathways

Many of our graduates are now top journalists at Stuff, TVNZ, NZ Herald, Newshub, Radio NZ or Newsroom or overseas news organisations such as the BBC, CNN, Reuters and ABC. One of our graduates, Alison McCulloch, was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for its coverage of the Columbine killings.

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.