Media Research

30 points

Not offered 2023, offered in 2019

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences


In COMS401 you will learn how to carry out research in Media and communication fields. This includes the major research methods used in media research for academic, public and commercial purposes. You will learn the purpose and role of different media research methods, ethical practices, Kaupapa Maori practice, and how research relates to different communities. In class and in assessments we will approach media research as a collaborative process, engaging with a collectively agreed research topic.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Recommended Preparation

Have qualified for a Bachelor's degree (with at least a B average in 300-level courses); or have qualified for a Bachelor's degree and provided evidence to the satisfaction of the Dean of Arts and Head of Department of relevant professional or other work experience