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Communication (Public Relations), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #287 (QS) Online
Your study of public relations delivers knowledge and skills that are in increasing demand - public relations is one of the fastest-growing specialist areas in business. The Bachelor in Communication (Public Relations) is delivered by Massey University.
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The Massey Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) from‚ Massey University will build the skills you need for a successful career in public relations. You will develop your interpersonal and inter-group communication abilities, strategic thinking and planning capabilities, writing, and research and information processing skills.

Public relations practitioners organise events, write and edit media releases plus online and print newsletters and publications, develop strategic public relations plans, and get great results via new media.

International recognition

Massey Business School is ranked in the top 2% of business schools globally.You will be joining communication and media-related programmes ranked as some of the best in the world.

Accreditation means your degree is internationally recognised, making it easier to arrange a student exchange and find employment overseas.

Leading the way

Massey University was New Zealand first institution to offer university-level courses in Public Relations, so you'll be able to take advantage of our vast knowledge and experience in teaching this discipline.

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:
  • Public Relations Practice
  • Public Relations Management
  • News Media Processes
  • Professional Presentations in Business
  • Communication and Technological Change 
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • International Case Studies in Public Relations

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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