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Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication

  • Graduate Diploma

Strategic communication is key to successful management in every area of business and society.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
GradDipStratComm
Domestic Fees
$6,281 per year / $6,281 total
International Fees
$28,000 per year / $28,000 total

About this course

Strategic communication is key to successful management in every area of business and society. Using audience and data analytics, expert communicators can create effective, targeted messaging campaigns, in a wide range of fields from marketing, organisational development, or health communication through to political campaigning and cultural activities.

The Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication (GradDipStratComm) is an ideal option for those wanting to add professional communication skills to their current studies or career, or for those looking to change career direction towards corporate or creative media work.

Entry requirements

Any bachelor's degree, or other qualifications of an equivalent standard, is required to enrol in the Diploma.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

The Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication is particularly useful for building communication skills onto existing studies and in work roles that need to engage with clients, communities, or businesses on a professional level.

Expertise in creative and business writing, strategic planning, and campaign management will also prepare graduates for careers in stakeholder or public relations, policy and advocacy, advertising, consultancies, agencies, editing and publishing, and news media.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.