18 months
20268 USD/year
5289 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Communication Studies from Auckland University of Technology is your opportunity to research an area of your interest in the field of communication studies – from journalism to public relations, and radio to critical discourse analysis or film studies.

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In the first year of your Master of Communication Studies from  Auckland University of Technology , you complete papers that are a mix of creative and academic work, and cover current developments in media and communication studies.

Key facts:

The research thesis is at the core of the programme. You'll work with our experienced supervisors to design and develop your thesis. Many of our students produce a creative component as part of their thesis, for example a screenplay, an in-depth journalism piece, digital media artefact, radio programme or public relations campaign.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Popular Media and Contemporary Society 
  • A Political Economy Approach to the Media 
  • Celebrity Culture: Media and the Social Organisation of Fame
  • New Media and Society
  • Selected Topics in Media Communication Practice
  • Global Crises and the Media
  • Mediated Political Talk

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International Students: Applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on programme availability.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have completed the Bachelor of Communication Studies or an equivalent qualification with a B grade average or higher in Level 7 papers.
  • May be required to attend a selection interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20268 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20268 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    5289 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5289 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,711
    • International: NZ$33,063


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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