Bachelor of Communication

Bachelor of Communication

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 31 October, 30 April
Processing time: 3o days
Intakes: February, July
International tuition: NZ$26,800
Domestic tuition: NZ$6,269

Program overview

Communication has experienced rapid growth in the digital environment. Graduates with skills across communication platforms, who can use data, and who are creative and critical thinkers are in demand in professional communication. More widely, Aotearoa New Zealand employers are seeking graduates with skills as public communicators and who can engage with wider communities. Students will have the opportunity to use a variety of communication technologies, including digital, audio and visual, and social media. They will be able to apply critical thinking skills to a range of forms of journalism, creative projects, and communications scenarios, including to different audiences, and to meet the strategic goals of corporates and drivers of social change. Courses in the BC focus on introductory communication, as well as practical courses in media production and communicating with data analytics, and advanced applied courses in a major subject area. Students may also take on an internship or project-based course in the industry as part of their degree.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol. If you gained your qualifications outside of New Zealand you need to check the minimum requirements relevant to the country you studied in. If you have completed your secondary education in New Zealand, you will need to meet one of the following criteria. NCEA/ Cambridge International Examinations/ International Baccalaureate Diploma/ Transition programme qualifications/ Other NZ high school qualifications. English language requirements: IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking; TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening; TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Communication meet a growing need for communicators in media, creative industries, government, and iwi organisations. Many employers are seeking graduates that have applied knowledge in new and emerging media, collection and usage of data, media ethical practice, critical thinking, and analysis skills. Employers are increasingly telling us they want graduates who are competent in bicultural contexts. Job titles will include public relations, marketing, media management, journalism, stakeholder relations, social media management, crisis communications, publications, events and project management, non-profits, and government.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand