Course code: #AK1323
These are mandatory and all come with course.
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.
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.
|Cost of living||1 person||$9,804|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$11,800|
If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.
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:
The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).
IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening
There is a different entry requirements for each level of the IELTS course.
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.
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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