Duration
1 year
Intakes
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Foreign students
USD 14,849
NZD 22,250
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Postgraduate Diploma in International Communication gives you insights into the practice of intercultural, organisational, political and strategic aspects of international communication. Improve your critical thinking and analytical skills, explore communication policy and practice at a national and international level, and gain an understanding of advanced communication practice in real settings. Flexible delivery of courses allows you to schedule your studies around work and personal commitments. Highlights include:

  • Close links with professional assocations like the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) ensure that all course content is relevant to your career.
  • A blend of online and on-campus learning. You can access comprehensive, complementary online resources and participate in online discussions whenever and wherever it suits you.
  • Part-time study options available.
  • Cross-credits towards the Master of International Communication.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.