Further your understanding of communications and the media with this one-year postgraduate research degree.
The Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours) is mainly aimed at high-achieving students in the Bachelor of Communication Studies who want to advance their skills and make their CV stand out. It can also prepare you for further study at master’s or doctoral level.
The programme is a mix of creative, academic and research options, and students usually spend the entire second semester working on an individual research project.
Bachelor of Communication Studies (or equivalent) with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7
Postgraduate Research Proposal (PGR1 form)
CV and/or interview may be required
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with 7.0 in Writing, 6.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Listening and 7.0 in Speaking
Paper choice is flexible and includes a core research methods paper and at least one paper that contextualises developments in media and communication studies.
At the centre of the programme is the dissertation, developed in consultation with the programme leader and a supervisor who advises you about the design of your research.
Your dissertation can be in a traditional academic format or include a creative research component, for example a screenplay, in-depth journalism piece, digital media artefact, radio programme or public relations campaign. Dissertations with a creative component also need to include an analysis that places the creative work in its critical, theoretical, historical and personal context.
Or any other postgraduate paper with the approval of the programme leader.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.