Graduate Diploma in Journalism

GradDipJour

  • Journalism

Duration

1 year full-time, 18 months part-time

Entry times

February (full-time) or July (part-time) 2021

Fees Estimate

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Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Master of Strategic Communication
  • Master of Writing
  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Duration

1 year full-time, 18 months part-time

Entry times

February (full-time) or July (part-time) 2021

Fees Estimate

See tuition fees for details

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Master of Strategic Communication
  • Master of Writing
  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

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Overview

The skills and knowledge required of a journalist are forever changing. In addition to core newswriting and newsgathering skills, journalists are increasingly required to have multimedia skills, the ability to use social media and other forms of audience interaction, and an ability to tailor media content for different platforms.

UC is a leading provider of journalism education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Studying the Graduate Diploma in Journalism (GradDipJour) will enable you to:

  • acquire advanced knowledge and skills in journalism practice and research
  • build on your problem solving and analytical skills developed at undergraduate level
  • develop a critical understanding of journalism practices and their context.

There are a number of Journalism scholarships on offer at UC, including awards that fund travel overseas to research news media.

Graduates gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to be highly effective journalists. They receive intensive training on media ethics and law, newsgathering and writing, research and analysis, and multimedia skills. UC graduates are work-ready and highly adaptable.

Contact us

For the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Journalism.

For study planning help contact the Journalism programme or the College of Arts:

College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz