International Pathways

Communication and Media Studies


An undergraduate degree in Media and Communications provides a wide range of career options for students to go ahead with. Graduates have the opportunity to pursue their careers in varied fields such Public Relations, Journalism, Film, TV and Radio Production, Publishing, Broadcasting and Writing. Graduates further go on to attain few professional certifications and internships that help them build a strong profile. There are a range of specialisations for the graduates to gain expertise in.

An undergraduate degree in Media and Communication prepares students for various job profiles that come under the field. In recent years, the field of media and mass communication has evolved into a partially interactive concept that touches and affects almost every aspect of human life. With the sheer proliferation of media into each of our lives through components like newspapers, televisions, and the internet, the profession and field of mass communication are gaining popularity like never before.

Media and communication as a profession is very popular. As quoted "the Pen is mightier than the Sword", a journalist, or a media professional can influence a massive audience and can act as the voice for the people. It has a broad horizon which lets the students use their creative skills to the best of their ability. With the flexibility that this profession offers, the students and professionals get the freedom to explore and shape their careers.

Opportunities in India

There are a lot many opportunities for graduates to venture as professionals in the field of PR, media, marketing, advertising, copywriting, film making production and broadcasting. Event management is also another area that has now become high paying and popular career choice. It opens door for professionals to build their careers in the creative fields and widens their horizon. As media is an ever-growing industry in different mediums, the demand for professionals also remains high.

Opportunities in NZ

Opportunities as a media and communication professional in New Zealand are quite good and there is growing demand for professionals in this industry. With social media and instant connectivity, the demand for communication professionals has increased. Communications professionals with up to ten years' experience usually earn $39K-$85K per year. While professionals with more than ten years' experience usually earn $70K-$250K per year.

Professional opportunities

  • Journalism
  • Event Management
  • Radio Jockeying
  • Video Jockeying
  • Publishing and Printing
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Disc Jockeying
  • Film-making
  • Video Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Fashion Photography

University Partners

Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai

This Institue was founded in the year 1999 by the Vidyalankar Dhyanpeeth Trust. It is an Engineering and Management degree college in Mumbai. It is affliliated with the University of Mumbai and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It has also been awarded “A Grade” by the Government of Maharashtra. Vidyalankar Institute of Technology has world-class infrastructure and spread over a sprawling area of 11 acres with all the modern facilities including a Library, Laboratory, Auditorium, Sports, Canteen and student Hostels.

Manav Rachna International University, Delhi NCR

Founded in 1997, Manav Rachna International university is a deemed Indian Private University located in Faridabad, Haryana, India. It a visible symbol of knowledge & experience providing high-quality education in various fields including Engineering, Management, Psychology, Economics, Computer Applications, Humanities, Education, Law, Visual Arts, Interior Design, Architecture, Commerce, Business Studies, Geology and many more. The institutions have over 32,000+ alumni base, 500+ reputed MNCs & Indian Corporate patronising MREI, 579 Patents (filed/granted), 56+ global academic collaborations, and 80+ Alumni & In Campus start-ups, 13 are the countries from which Manav Rachna students arrive, 7305 Research papers in International / National Journals and Conferences. The department of Journalism and Mass Communication offers quality education in order to cater to the increasing demands of the industry and trains the students in various techniques of Communication. Faculty members are sincere, dedicated, well qualified and experienced. They have been associated with national and multinational organizations such as Aajtak, Zee News, India TV, Sahara Group, Discovery Channel, Doordarshan, All India Radio, Headlines Today, Fairfax Business Media (Australia), Dainik Bhaskar, Navbharat Times (TOI Group), Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC, JNU campus) and prominent universities of the country. Some faculty members are actively engaged in guiding research projects.

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington

The University was founded in 1897 in Wellington and ranks among the top 250 of the world’s 18,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings. Victoria University of Wellington is one of only 14 universities in the world to hold the maximum 5 Stars Plus in the QS Stars rating of excellence and five stars in each of eight categories—arts and culture, discipline ranking and accreditations, employability, facilities, inclusiveness, internationalisation, research, and teaching. Overall, Victoria University of Wellington is in the top 2 percent of the world’s 18,000 universities. The university is based out of New Zealand’s capital city – Wellington. The city is a diverse and mixed cultured city which is welcoming, comfortable, safe and easy for the students to live in. It has been ranked #5 in the world for personal safety (Safe Cities Index 2019); #1 most liveable city in the world according to the Deutsche Bank Quality of Life Survey, 2017 and 2018. In 2019, Wellington ranked #2 after Zurich.

Program - Undergraduate – Media and Communication Studies



  • Manav Rachna International University & Victoria University of Wellington
  • Vidyalankar School of Information and Technology & Victoria University of Wellington

UG Pathway Duration:

  • 1.5 Years + 2 Years
  • 2 Years + 1.5 Years

UG Entry Requirements

  1. Complete the first 3/4 semesters basis on the pathway of Bachelor of Mass Media and Communication programme at a partner university
  2. English Language Proficiency of IELTS 6.0 (with all bands at 5.5 or higher) or equivalent

Intake Dates

  • Semester 1 (early March) & Semester 2 (early July)

Tuition Fee

  • International Tuition Fee - NZD $35,000 approx. per year


  • Yes

Internship Included

  • Yes


  • Faridabad, India (MRIU)
  • Mumbai, India (VSIT)
  • Wellington, New Zealand (Victoria University of Wellington)

Application Fee

  • No

Post Study Work Visa

  • Yes – 1.5 to 2 Years in New Zealand