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Graduate Diploma in Journalism

  • Graduate Diploma

The skills and knowledge required of a journalist are forever changing.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 - 18 years full-time
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

The skills and knowledge required of a journalist are forever changing. In addition to core newswriting and newsgathering skills, journalists are increasingly required to have multimedia skills, the ability to use social media and other forms of audience interaction, and an ability to tailor media content for different platforms. UC is a leading provider of journalism education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Studying the Graduate Diploma in Journalism (GradDipJour) will enable you to:acquire advanced knowledge and skills in journalism practice and researchbuild on your problem solving and analytical skills developed at undergraduate leveldevelop a critical understanding of journalism practices and their context.There are a number of Journalism scholarships on offer at UC, including awards that fund travel overseas to research news media.Graduates gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to be highly effective journalists. They receive intensive training on media ethics and law, newsgathering and writing, research and analysis, and multimedia skills. UC graduates are work-ready and highly adaptable.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

With extensive experience in researching and producing news content for a variety of media channels, UC's journalism graduates have gone on to a variety of roles within the local and global news industry, from newsrooms to radio, television to newspapers, and online platforms.

Our graduates are prepared for the increasing demand of global news coverage, and will make a difference in the standards and ways we engage with news journalism.

They may also find their creative, team working, and problem solving skills easily adaptable to other roles in communications, publishing, entertainment, research, and marketing organisations.

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