Communication

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 3.5 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 14.8 k / Year(s) Deadline: May 1, 2025
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:5398 Duration:3 years

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Massey’s Bachelor of Communication (BC) builds the skills you need to make an outstanding contribution in whatever field of communication interests you. This relevant three-year degree is unique in New Zealand. You’ll join our graduates with exciting careers around the world.

The world needs communicators. It needs people who have the creativity and imagination to develop content that will inspire and connect people, and the logic, analysis and language skills to delivery that content in a strategic and meaningful way. Massey University’s BC will give you these skills.

Massey University will teach you skills in using up-to-date technology, and you will obtain deep insights into the communication industries. Massey opens the door for you to become a communication entrepreneur who understands how to develop new business models and can offer thought leadership in this rapidly evolving area of professional work.

The Bachelor of Communication degree is made up of:

  • eight core courses (120 credits)
  • a major (120 credits)
  • a minor (60 credits)
  • elective courses (60 credits)

Note: At least 75 credits must be taken at 300-level.

The following is a list of the core courses (first year):
115.116 Introduction to Marketing
139.133 Creative Communication
154.101 Introduction to Media Studies
172.131 Language and Communication
219.100 Introduction to Business Communication
219.101 Media Skills
219.107 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication
230.111 Tu Kupu: Writing and Enquiry

The major is comprised of 120 credits (up to 60 credits of 200-level courses and at least 60 credits at 300-level). The major courses must be selected from those listed under any one of the major schedules listed below. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences also offers a major which is a composite (Expressive Arts/Media Studies) giving a total of eight major options.

The minor is comprised of 60 credits. If you choose a major from the Massey Business School, you would then choose your minor from the list of majors the College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers. If you choose a major from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you would then choose your minor from the Massey Business School.

To enrol in the Bachelor of Communication (BC) degree you need to have an entrance to university qualification, either through Bursaries and Scholarship Examinations, NCEA, New Zealand University Entrance, Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary Entrance or Special Admission.

The Massey University High Achiever scholarships were established to support new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of high achievement in the areas of: Academic, Arts, Sport. Thre are also other undergraduate scholarships available.

 

High achiever scholarships

Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarship (Academic)

The Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarship (Academic) was established to support new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of excellence in one or more subject areas and/or a record of merit in several subject areas.

Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship

The Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship was established to support new student athletes enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of high achievement in sport and who show future potential in their chosen sport.

Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarship (Academic)

The Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarship (Academic) was established to support new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of excellence in one or more subject areas and/or a record of merit in several subject areas.

Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarship (Art)

The Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarship (Arts) was established to support new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of excellence in one or more of the arts fields both inside and outside of the school context.

Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship

The Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship was established to support new student athletes enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of high achievement in sport and who show future potential in their chosen sport.

Massey University Albany Vice Chancellor's Natural Sciences Excellence Award

The Massey University Albany Vice Chancellor's Natural Sciences Excellence Award was established to support new students enrolling at the Albany campus, Massey University with a previous record of  academic excellence in the natural sciences. Recipients are expected to be committed to studying and completing the Bachelor of Natural Sciences degree.

Massey University Albany Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Massey University Albany Vice Chancellor's Innovation and Academic Excellence Scholarship was established to support new students enrolling fulltime at the Albany campus, Massey University who  are currently attending a North Shore or West Auckland secondary school who have a minimum of 20 NCEA L2 credits (or equivalent in CIE or IB) with a record of excellence or merit.

Massey Business School Future Leaders Scholarship

The Massey Business School Future Leaders Scholarship was established to recognise and support future leaders enrolling in full-time business programmes at Massey University who have a previous record of leadership and high academic achievement. 

Encouraging Kiwis into Engineering Massey University Full-Fees Scholarship

The Encouraging Kiwis into Engineering Massey University Full-Fees Scholarship was established to encourage more students into engineering, particularly those currently studying maths, physics, and/or chemistry. Applicants are expected to be studying NCEA Level 3 or equivalent in Mathematics with Calculus, Physics and perhaps also Chemistry; have involvement in extracurricular Science, Engineering or Technology and show leadership and creative skills.

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