Journalism and Journalism Studies graduates

The news media have always played a vital role in society and, with technological advances, are becoming more pervasive.

While news is constantly changing in both content and delivery, journalism remains a fascinating area of study. Our postgraduate journalism programme gives you the skills you need to enter the journalism industry. The Journalism Studies major in the Bachelor of Communication incorporates news media theory as well as helping you develop useful journalistic skills such as information gathering and writing.

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Sue Avison
Sue Avison

Bachelor of Communication (Communication Management, Journalism Studies)

Director: Say It Once Ltd Communication Solutions.

“My communication degree has given me both the confidence and skills to do the work I do. It has also helped me fulfil my dream of being a travel writer …”

Bridget Hayman Bridget Hayman

Bachelor of Communication (major Journalism Studies, minor Media Studies)

Media and Communications Advisor, New Zealand Defence Forces

"As the Junior Media and Communications Advisor at the New Zealand Defence Force I take media enquiries on our media phone, write and send media releases and advisories about our people and activities."

Lauren Prestney

Lauren Prestney

Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies

Senior Marketing and Communications Advisor

“I truly do recommend Massey’s Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies course. It’s stimulating, practical and well-directed…”

Faye Lougher

Faye Lougher

Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies


“Gaining the Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies gave me the confidence to undertake work that was more challenging and this has broadened my horizons and given me a greater understanding of journalism…..”

Sharron Martin

Sharron Martin

Bachelor of Communication (Communication Management/Journalism Studies, minoring Media Studies)

Business owner of Optimise Communications

“My degree has given me the confidence to open my own business and work for myself, I would never have been able to do it otherwise...”


Claudia Silva
Programme Support Administrator
Ph +64 4 979 3758

Find out more

Study Journalism and Journalism Studies in the following programmes.


Bachelor of Communication

The BC is a three-year degree that prepares you for a variety of emerging and current occupations in communication and media.

Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies is for journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in the profession and is also for anyone with an interest in journalistic writing.


Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism

The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism is the qualification you need to enter the journalism industry.

Master of Journalism

Only Massey offers a Master in Journalism in New Zealand, allowing you to research and write a major piece of journalism and critically reflect on the experience.

Doctoral Studies

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest supervised degree available at Massey University. The Communication and Marketing programmes have an excellent track record of helping doctoral students succeed.

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