12 months
29425 GBP/year
8241 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Strategic Communication from University of Canterbury prepares students for careers in complex, professional media for corporations, public relations, and advocacy. Students will learn how to generate communications using creative understanding of the audience and corporate goals, media ethics, and using a range of research and data analytics.


Strategic Communication from University of Canterbury is well-suited for students wanting to develop skills in public media relations and organisational communication, including those who have no previous experience in these areas, or are wanting to change their career focus.


Students may also find work in a variety of fields such as news media, publishing, communications advisories, non-profit organisations, social media, and strategic marketing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Communication Theory and Application
  • Campaign Planning with Social Data Analysis
  • Ethics for Professional Communicators
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Professional and Community Engagement Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in their undergraduate degree, or have relevant professional work experience to the satisfaction of the Head of Department and the Dean of Arts (Academic).
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29425 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29425 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8241 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8241 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 11,427 NZD
  • International Students - 40,800 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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