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master

Degree

Master of Communication Studies (Research)

Course code: #AK1323

master

Degree

Master of Communication Studies (Research)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $36,200 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    1.5 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    69.5 out of 100

Highlights
Thesis

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 26-February-2023 2023-02-26
Winter-July 16-July-2023 2023-07-16
Fall-February 26-February-2024 2024-02-26
Winter-July 16-July-2024 2024-07-16

Overview

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 program. You'll work with the university's experienced supervisors to design and develop your thesis. 

Many of AUT's students produce a creative component as part of their thesis, for example, a screenplay, an in-depth journalism piece, a digital media artifact, a radio program, or public relations campaign.

 

What you study

In the first part of your study, you choose courses to suit your 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.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$48,000

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,800
Tuition 1 person $36,200

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency (If Available)
  • CV/Relevant work/research experience (If required)
  • A copy of the document(s) in the original language/and official English translation

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

7
6.5
listening
7
writing
7
speaking
6.5
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

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

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 requirements 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

 

You can also use IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition to meet English language requirements, except for programmes that require an IELTS score higher than the standard or for any doctoral programmes.


Academic background and requirement

Must have completed the Bachelor of Communication Studies or an equivalent qualification with a B (69.50-74.49%) grade average or higher in Level 7 courses.

May be required to attend a selection interview.

 

 

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