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Postgraduate Diploma in Communication

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

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.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Postgraduate Diploma in Communication graduates will have a strong understanding of the underpinning key principles of communication. They 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). They will be well-prepared to take on leadership roles in communications and media-related industries and institutions. Students who complete the requirements of the PGDipC may be able to continue to the Master of Communication.

What graduates earn

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

$48,000

Median earnings one year after study

$54,000

Median earnings two years after study

$66,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

82%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary

Website:

http://www.blsst.co.nz

Value:

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

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Ngati Manawa Iwi Education Scholarship (Accomodation)

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

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

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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
Email: info-desk@vuw.ac.nz
Web: http://www.vuw.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Sources

NZQA supplies course information based on material from the provider.

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