Master of Communication
Victoria University of Wellington
Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Students who graduate with a Master of Communication will have meta-theoretical analytical skills that allow them to carry out their own research on communication-related issues. Graduates will be able to critically analyse communication processes from multiple perspectives in a range of different domains and work across different public and private sectors, particularly in communication-related industries and institutions. They will have the skills necessary to debate complex issues related to communication in a constructive and rational manner. Graduates will also be able to communicate this knowledge in multiple contexts, using a variety of methods (e.g., written, oral, audio-visual), as well as maintain and promote intellectual integrity and ethical practices during the production of communication research, including tikanga Maori. They will be well-prepared to take on leadership roles in communications and media-related industries and institutions. Depending on their overall GPA, graduates may also be able to continue to doctoral study in communication or cognate fields. Students who have completed COMS 590 Internship or SCIS 589 Science Communication Project will have relevant skills and understanding from experience of communications in the practical workplace.
Key Information for Students
A Bachelor s degree in a relevant subject with an average grade of B or better. Relevant subjects include communication, journalism, cultural studies, film, media studies, music, marketing, public relations, language and literary studies, and science.
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||$27,058 - $57,578|
|In further study||23%|
|On a benefit||N/A|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust
The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary
Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).
The Piki Ake Kake Ake Scholarship
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.