Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism

PGDipJ

  • Journalism

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

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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

Note: This programme is not offered in 2020, and will be replaced with a new Graduate Diploma in Journalism programme in 2021.

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

UC is a leading provider of journalism education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Studying Journalism enables students to:

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

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 full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate 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