1 year
Jul Feb
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 11,058
NZD 16,570
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This programme will enhance a degree or work experience by providing students with knowledge and skills in public relations / advertising practices or professional, corporate and creative writing. This additional skill base will provide those students with career opportunities in public relations, advertising and corporate communications.

The Graduate Diploma in Communication (Level 7) has an emphasis on practical learning and extensive contact with industry. Students will work on real projects with real clients, and have support from tutors with industry experience. Students may choose to study a pathway in one of two endorsements, these being in the areas of public relations / advertising or professional / creative writing.

To be successful in professional writing or public relations / advertising, students must be an excellent communicator, a problem solver, a lateral thinker, interested in contemporary issues, creative and able to work under pressure. The Graduate Diploma in Communication (Level 7) can help develop abilities in these areas and prepare students for a career in these exciting industries.

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include

  • A degree conferred by a New Zealand tertiary education institution, or
  • Equivalent qualification and / or industry experience and approved by the Head of School/Centre Director
  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) Score of 6.0 across all bands; or equivalent.