Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
Journalism, Communication and Media Studies
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Graduates will have the key competencies expected of them as new recruits in the journalism industry, including high quality news gathering and investigative abilities, the capacity to disseminate such investigations in the form of journalism, a critical understanding of media law and ethics, the taking of shorthand, conducting and writing up a major piece of investigative journalism, and creatively preparing news copy for non-print media platforms, such as radio, television and the internet, and critically reflecting on new media practices including the use of social media. Students will demonstrate an ability to take news photography and understand relevant economics and statistical concepts. Graduates will also be able to critically reflect on their reporting activities, including journalisms historical and contemporary role in society, and the students own experiences in finding and publishing journalism, including news reporting and investigative journalism. Graduates will be ready to take up employment, via the programmes strong connections with the journalism industry, including its industry liaison committee and emphasis on student work internships.
Key Information for Students
A Bachelors degree, with a minimum B average over the 300-level majoring courses, or equivalent; selection process applies and interview.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$35,510 - $54,102|
|In further study||19%|
|On a benefit||1%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.