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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Communication - Public Relations

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Communication - Public Relations

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $32,260 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Options
Internship

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-October-2022 2022-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2023 2023-05-01
Fall-February 31-October-2023 2023-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2024 2024-05-01

Overview

Bachelor of Communication - Public Relations

Your study of public relations delivers knowledge and skills that are in increasing demand – public relations is one of the fastest-growing specialist areas of communication.

The Massey University Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) will build the skills you need for a successful career in public relations. 

You will develop your interpersonal and inter-group communication abilities. 

You’ll also learn strategic thinking, planning, writing, research and information processing skills.

You’ll learn how to help organizations to communicate in persuasive and ethical ways with their staff, customers, regulators, communities, investors, and society. 

Public relations practitioners:

  • organize events
  • write and edit media releases
  • write and edit online and print newsletters and publications
  • develop strategic public relations plans, and
  • build relationships through digital media.

 

Sought-after by employers

85% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation. 

These graduates are employed across nine different industry categories with more than 60 different job titles.

Leading the way

Massey University was New Zealand’s first institution to offer university-level courses in public relations, so you’ll be able to take advantage of Massey's extensive knowledge and experience in teaching this discipline. 

This major is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).

If you keep your grades up, you’ll also have the option of completing a communication internship.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$44,010

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,796
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,750
Tuition 1 person $32,260

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Officially verified copies of Birth certificate/ Current passport, including any residency visa/ Citizenship certificate
  • Proof of the name change
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If Applicable)
  • Evidence of any scholarships (If Applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
19
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not have the entry requirements

Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

 English TestEnglish for Academic Purposes 1          English for Academic Purposes 2
English EntryIELTS5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
iBT TOEFL40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
PTE38 overall46 overall
Cambridge English155165

Academic background and requirement

To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution

The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year of bachelor's-level study from a recognized institution; or
  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three-year diploma from a recognized institution; or
  • Completed Gaokao with a tier-one score from the related province

India: 

  • All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) Year 12 or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12, with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English; or
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) – State Board Examination in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujurat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal, with:
    • an overall average of 85% or higher (with no less than four academic subjects), with
    • a minimum of 70% or above in English.

 

Foundation qualifications to meet entry requirements

If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.

  • Foundation Certificate (International)
  • Foundation Certificate (International Accelerated)

Career opportunities

  • Communication coordinator
  • Consultant
  • Content and social media specialist
  • Project manager and advisor

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