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master

Degree

Master of Communication Studies

About the program

  • 35,100 NZD

    Tuition
  • 1.5 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
  • AK1323

    Course Code
Included
Thesis

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 27-February-2022 27-February-2022
Winter-July 17-July-2022 17-July-2022

Master of Communication Studies

The Master of Communication Studies is your opportunity to research an area of your interest in the field of communication studies – from journalism to public relations, and radio to critical discourse analysis or film studies.

In your first year, you complete courses that are a mix of creative and academic work, and cover current developments in media and communication studies. 

The research thesis is at the core of the programme. You'll work with the university experienced supervisors to design and develop your thesis. 

Many of the university students produce a creative component as part of their thesis, for example a screenplay, an in-depth journalism piece, digital media artefact, radio programme or public relations campaign.

What you study

In the first part of your study you choose courses to suit your individual interests, including a core research methods course and at least one course on current developments in media and communication studies. 

In the second part of your study, you focus on your thesis. The thesis can be produced in a traditional academic form or may include a creative component as part of your research inquiry. 

A thesis that includes a creative component also needs to include a written exegesis that analyses and critically reflects on the creative work in its critical, theoretical, historical and personal context.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$51,504

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$35,100

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

  • Must have completed the Bachelor of Communication Studies or an equivalent qualification with a B (70%-74%) grade average or higher in Level 7 courses.
  • May be required to attend a selection interview.

 

 

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV/Work experience (If required)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

7
7
listening
7
writing
7
speaking
7
reading

TOEFL

100
20
listening
27
writing
23
speaking
20
reading

PTE

65
58
listening
65
writing
65
speaking
58
reading

Cambridge

185
176
listening
185
writing
185
speaking
176
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL Special At Home Edition

 

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

Career Opportunities

  • Technical Writers
  • Public Relations Specialists 
  • Meeting/Event Planner 
  • College Alumni and Development Officers 
  • Media Planner 
  • Social Media Manager 
  • Human Resources Specialist 
  • Business Reporter 
  • Brand Manager
  • Sales Representative

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