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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Media Studies)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning

Create, critique and connect with your media world

With Massey’s Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Media Studies), you can take your undergraduate study of media studies further.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) parent structure.

What is it like?

Massey’s BA Honours (Media Studies) will give you insights into this exciting discipline and prepare you for the future challenges of an information-rich society.

Media studies analyses the production, consumption and content of a range of media including film, social media, television, popular music and smartphones. At Massey, media studies is taught through an innovative programme that blends theory with creative practice.

Get sought-after media skills

You’ll be introduced to research and analysis skills and will complete a research report in an area that interests you. You’ll develop versatile skills that will make you highly sought-after in many careers, as digital media literacy becomes increasingly important across all sectors.

Engage with the future of the media world

Develop an advanced understanding of the varied conceptual tools needed for analysis and argumentation concerning media texts, forms, processes and practices. You’ll learn how media industries, policy and technology influence the production, distribution and consumption of media.

Learn from the leaders

Massey offers the latest educational technology through our new state-of-the-art facilities and online learning system.

Your lecturers are internationally published experts in their fields, and span the breadth of contemporary media studies.

World leading

Massey University’s programme is ranked in the top 150 university communication and media studies programmes in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings.

A good fit if you:

  • Were a high-achieving undergraduate media studies student
  • Want to stand out in a crowded marketplace
  • Want to follow your intellectual curiosity and begin to develop your research skills
  • Have a media studies issue you’d like to investigate through independent supervised research


With a BA Honours (Media Studies) you can choose from a wide range of careers including:

  • Advertising
  • Digital postproduction
  • Film and TV production
  • Web content editing
  • Journalism
  • Public relations

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