Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism

PGDipJ

  • Journalism

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry times

February (Semester 1)

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

Entry times

February (Semester 1)

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 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. The Postgraduate Diploma in 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.

This intensive one year programme is for graduates who intend to work in the media or communication industries. There is a strong emphasis on practical work – you will report for local newsrooms and broadcast live on local radio. We maintain a close relationship with the profession through our many guest lecturers and tutors, who are all working journalists.

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