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Communication, BC

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #287 (QS) Online
Combine your love of words and creativity with the study of business to become a highly-employable communication specialist. Massey University’s Bachelor of Communication (BC) builds the skills you need to make an outstanding contribution in whatever field of communication interests you.
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96% of Bachelor of Communication students from Massey University are employed after graduation, a higher ratio than any similar courses nationally or internationally.

This relevant three-year degree is unique in New Zealand. You’ll join our graduates with exciting careers around the world.

The world needs communicators. It needs people who have the creativity and imagination to develop content that will inspire and connect people, and the logic, analysis and language skills to delivery that content in a strategic and meaningful way. Massey University’s BC will give you these skills.


Massey Business School is ranked in the top 2% of business schools globally.

Massey University’s communication and media-related programmes are ranked as some of the best in the world by the international university ranking agency QS (Quacquarelli Symonds). We are in the top 200 out of 800 leading world universities.

Be sought-after by employers

Massey Bachelor of Communication graduates have had outstanding employment success. 96% of our students are employed after graduation, with the remaining students largely involved in further study, travel or family commitments. 88% of those were employed immediately after graduating!

This is a much higher ratio than any national or international benchmarks for similar degrees. That’s partly because your choices are not restricted – every field uses communication specialists, from healthcare to education to airports to high-end fashion or the arts, and your expertise is transferable – but also because Massey’s BC make sure you come out well rounded and flexible.


Your skills will be in demand

Communication roles have grown hugely in the last few years - to a point where they are recognised by most companies as highly strategic and at the heart of a successful business. This rapidly expanding area of professional work features a wide variety of jobs and exciting opportunities. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    120 credits/year

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Creative Communication
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Language and Communication
  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Media Skills
  • Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Tu Kupu: Writing and Enquiry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • For most undergraduate level programmes, the minimum academic entry requirement is successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. 
  • International students who have previously studied at a New Zealand secondary school should refer to the secondary school requirements section.
  • International students who have completed 3 x B at level 5 or 6 passes in the New Zealand Diploma of Business may apply for entry into a Bachelor's programme

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17124 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3921 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3921 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Domestic students: 6076 NZD
  • International students: 26530 NZD


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