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Bachelor of Communication

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Communication and Media Studies

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Entry requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will be able to apply critical and communication skills across a range of different domains as well as an ability to apply this knowledge to practical scenarios. They will be able to communicate across boundaries and engage critically with a range of different material. They will be skilled oral and written communicators who apply critical and reflective thinking, logic and persuasion to their work. Combined with the specialist knowledge arising from their respective majors, graduates will have a range of transferable skills pertinent to communication roles in government, civic and industry sectors. The Bachelor of Communication is strongly focused on employability but graduates will also be able to continue onto postgraduate study. Depending on their programme of study, Victoria University of Wellington has a suite of taught Master's programmes that would be suitable for Bachelor of Communication graduates (e.g., Master of Communication, Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Master of Arts in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Master of Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation, Master of International Relations, Master of Political Science, Master of Strategic Studies).

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Communication and Media Studies at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Ngati Manawa Iwi Education Scholarship (Accomodation)

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office



$10,000 contribution to the cost of staying in one of Victoria University's Halls of Residence.

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Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary



Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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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.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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