Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
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.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Te Rōpū Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
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