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Bachelor of Communication (Honours)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • 1 year full-time or up to 3 years part-time

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Entry requirements


Bachelor of Communication (or close equivalent) with a major in the same discipline as that to be undertaken for the BC(Hons). Students are expected to have at least a B grade average in their 300-level majoring courses and a minimum of a B grade for 15 credits at 300-level in the intended secondary subject.


The BC(Hons) degree is normally a one year full-time course, but may be completed over two or three years on a part-time basis.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Communication (Honours) structure

Courses selected from those listed on the programme schedule to the value of 120 credits consisting of an approved 30 credit research methods course, either 60 credits in a primary subject area (Expressive Arts, Linguistics or Media Studies) and 30 credits in a secondary subject area (Communication Management, Journalism Studies, Marketing Communication or Public Relations) or 60 credits in a primary subject area (Communication Management, Journalism Studies, Marketing Communication or Public Relations) and 30 credits in a secondary subject area (Expressive Arts, Linguistics or Media Studies).

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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