Master of Strategic Communication

University of Canterbury

Subject area

Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

An approved Bachelor's degree.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will: understand the role and effects of strategic communication within society; understand major theories in strategic communication and communication management; identify and produce strategies for effective communication within organisations and for targeted audiences, using a range of media; adapt their skills and knowledge to a networked, interactive and fluid digital communication environment; understand communication in its many intercultural, globalising and postcolonial contexts, particularly the bicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand; reflect critically and ethically on communication plans and strategies; understand and apply methodologies of formative and evaluative research for strategic communication; have an in-depth knowledge of the management of communication in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 827 748
Phone: (03) 369 3999

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