Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism

Massey University

Subject area

Journalism, Communication and Media Studies



1 Year

Total student fees


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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

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A Bachelors degree, with a minimum B average over the 300-level majoring courses, or equivalent; selection process applies and interview.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$11,591 $11,591
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,545 $8,545
Total $20,136 $20,136

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $56,000
Earnings range $44,000 - $64,000
In employment 69%
In further study 16%
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263

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