Postgraduate Diploma in Communication
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Graduates will build on the interdisciplinary approach to the study of communication to a higher level than a BC graduate. They will have a specialised knowledge of two complementary communication disciplines representing both business and humanities approaches to the field. They can critically evaluate and apply theories in diverse academic contexts, particularly those that encourage cross-disciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration. They will have a good grasp of the key underlying principles of communication and be able to implement and adapt these principles within a rapidly-changing professional environment.
Key Information for Students
A Bachelors degree in a field related to the study of communication, with a minimum B average over the 300-level courses, or equivalent.
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.
Examples of related scholarships
Fuji Xerox AUT Undergraduate Scholarship
Auckland University of Technology
$6,500 for 2018 and 2019$6,750 for 2020 and 2021
Grant in Aid and Elizabeth A Cooper Award for Students with Disabilities
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
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.