12 months
35108 USD/year
10283 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Draw on the University’s broad field of knowledge and expertise and focus on one of a unique range of subjects from political communication and intercultural communication, to media studies, popular film or music. You can also choose to focus on Science Communication, in a specialisation unique to Victoria University of Wellington.


Key facts

Choose to complete your Communication degree offered at the Victoria University of Wellington  with a research project that focuses on the area that interests you the most, or an internship at a relevant business or organisation.

Knowing and critiquing

Learn about the context in which communication operates and the ways in which it is used to build and guide understanding.

You’ll develop a critical knowledge of the field that will enable you to deconstruct the way that communication is used by others and creatively apply these theories and approaches in your own work.


Communication specialists are always in demand. You could find employment in public relations, advertising, communications and marketing, or supporting and creating policy in the topic you’ve focused on like science or media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • National Cinema: Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Cinema and Technology 
  • Cinema and Moving Image Culture
  • Film Industries: Contexts, Practices, Discourses
  • Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion, from Aristotle to the Internet
  • Managing Marketing Communications 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least a B average or equivalent in a relevant subject You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35108 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10283 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10283 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Domestic fee- NZ$14,373
  • International fee- NZ$49,071

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 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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