M.A. On Campus

Media and Communication (Thesis)

24 months
23051 USD/year
5116 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Media and Communication (Thesis) from University of Canterbury offers a research environment where you can study under scholars with international reputations and contribute to analysis of some of the most important questions in contemporary culture and society. 


Media and Communication (Thesis) from University of Canterbury will mark you out as someone with high level thinking and writing skills, knowledge of research and the ability to plan and complete a major task. 


A research degree in this field will open doors for you, both in terms of new ideas and in terms of job possibilities. In both government and the private sector, the jobs with greater responsibility and opportunities are going to graduates with research degrees, and Media and Communication research graduates are sought after.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental and science journalism
  • Heroes and villains in the Americas Cup
  • The Maori public sphere
  • Sexualised advertising in women’s magazines
  • The reporting of poverty
  • Journalists on film
  • The journalism of Michael King
  • The colonisation of public space by outdoor advertising
  • Reporting of the Iraq War
  • The commercialisation of Polynesian youth cultures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

First day of any month


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have qualified for a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard) within one of the Arts subjects offered in the MA(Thesis).

  • With approval from the Dean of Arts, you may be able to complete the MA(Thesis) in a different subject from your BA(Hons) qualification.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23051 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23051 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5116 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National Students - 7,099 NZD
    • International Students - 32,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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