Studying Public Relations/Communications
Studying a Public Relations/Communication Management (PR/CM) degree can provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to work effectively. As with many other professions, research shows that PR/CM is becoming a graduate-entry career, which means a university degree is often a required qualification before entering the industry.
It isn't always necessary to have a PR/CM degree to gain a job, but if you are interested in a specialised study that will provide you with both the relevant theoretical and practical skills, then studying for a degree can help.
The 2016 PRINZ Insights Survey showed that 88% of practitioners have a tertiary qualification, and it is now increasingly the case that will be a PR/CM-specific degree.
If you are considering a PR/Comms career, see below to view the universities/polytechnic institutes in New Zealand that offer relevant courses (listed alphabetically):
Please note, the Communications courses in these learning institutes are not endorsed or accredited by PRINZ in any way.