What will I learn?

Psychology explores the thoughts, feelings, and actions of individuals and groups in a social and cultural context. The goal of psychology is to understand, describe and predict behaviour.

What is it Like?

Psychology is the systematic study of behaviour, cognition and experience. It is a social science dealing with emotions, individual differences, behaviour and relationships in social and cultural contexts. It is also a biological science, examining the neurophysiological, basis of learning and performance, as well as sensory and perceptual skills. As a profession, psychology is dedicated to the promotion of human welfare.

Careers

Any setting where knowledge of human behaviour and interactions is useful may employ someone with knowledge of psychology.

  • Counselling
  • Human resources
  • Public health
  • Rehabilitation psychology
  • Scientific research
  • Special education

Requirements

The requirements for the Diploma in Arts endorsed in Psychology are:

Pass both

  • 230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
  • 230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking

Pass 75 credits in Psychology consisting of:

  • 175.102 and 175.203
  • at least 30 credits at 200- and 300-level in Psychology
  • 15 credits at any level in Psychology

The remaining 15 credits for the Diploma in Arts can be from Part II of the schedule for the Bachelor of Arts degree (including further courses from the endorsement subject) and/or courses offered in other undergraduate degrees.

Which department am I in?

School of Psychology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$29,655.00 (US$ 19,495) per year
NZ $26,530 - NZ $32,780 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2021

More details

Start date

22 February 2021

Venue

Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,

Turitea,

4474, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$29,655.00 (US$ 19,495) per year
NZ $26,530 - NZ $32,780 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2021

More details

Start date

22 February 2021

Venue

Auckland Campus

Massey University Auckland (East Precinct),

Albany Expressway (SH17),

AUCKLAND,

Albany,

0632, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of High School Diploma from an accredited high school, plus a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or a minimum SAT result of 1100 out of 1600 (new SAT scores) or 1650 out of 2400 (old SAT scores) (Aggregate of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Mathematic scores in SAT Reasoning Tests taken from March 2016, or the Critical Reading and Mathematics scores in SAT Reasoning Tests taken prior to March 2016.). English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT- 80 overall (min 19 in Writing); PTE Academic - 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills); Cambridge English - 169.

For international students

  • Entry requirements vary from country to country.
  • Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to NCEA Level 3. For more details, please visit university website.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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About this uni

Massey University conducts ground-breaking research and delivers outstanding learning opportunities.

  • Over 5,000 international students from around 100 countries
  • Innovative campuses in three cities
  • A wide range of programmes to choose from foundation to PhD