Bachelor of Communication Studies

University of Waikato

Subject area

Journalism, Communication and Media Studies



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have an understanding of communication theory and practice from an organisational communication and management perspective. They will be trained in applied communication skills and confident in strategically and creatively solving communication problems.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification or equivalent

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,337 $19,010
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,374 $19,122
Total $12,711 $38,132

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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 $43,947
Earnings range $33,235 - $50,902
In employment 78%
In further study 14%
On a benefit 2%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Step Higher Award

Provided by:

University of Waikato - Scholarships Office



Total value of each award offered shall be to a maximum of $3,750.

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Gemini Trust Disability Scholarship

Provided by:

University of Waikato - Scholarships Office



The Scholarship will have a value of up to $10,000.

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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 924 528
Phone: (07) 838 4448
Fax: (07) 838 4253


Please note this qualification may not be available at all these locations. Please contact the provider for more information.


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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.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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