Bachelor On Campus Online

Communication (Public Relations)

Massey University

36 months
19121 USD/year
4298 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


The Massey University Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) will build the skills you need for a successful career in public relations. You will develop your interpersonal and inter-group communication abilities. You’ll also learn strategic thinking, planning, writing, research and information processing skills.

You’ll learn how to help organisations to communicate in persuasive and ethical ways with their staff, customers, regulators, communities, investors, and society. Public relations practitioners:

  • organise events
  • write and edit media releases
  • write and edit online and print newsletters and publications
  • develop strategic public relations plans, and
  • build relationships through digital media.

Sought-after by employers

85% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation. These graduates are employed across nine different industry categories with more than 60 different job titles.

Leading the way

Massey University was New Zealand’s first institution to offer university-level courses in public relations, so you’ll be able to take advantage of our extensive knowledge and experience in teaching this discipline.

Programme Structure

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits

120 credits/year


On Campus, Online
  • No Attendance

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19121 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19121 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4298 USD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic students: $6,143.20
  • International students: $27,330.00

Living costs for Palmerston North

1100 - 2100 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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