Duration
Full-time: 18 months
Next start date
2021 Semester One – 1 March
2022 Semester One – 28 February
Available locations
City
Points
180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

Gain unique abilities, skills and knowledge to be highly competitive in the professional world of organisational psychology through a combination of research and taught courses. You’ll focus on applying the principles of individual, group and organisational behaviour to the solution of problems at work.

As an MOrgPsych graduate you’ll be well-prepared for work in industry, consulting and government, and to pursue an academic pathway toward a PhD.

Programme structure

This programme offers two streams of postgraduate study in organisational psychology. The first is a taught stream that includes courses in topics relevant to organisational psychology and a dissertation research project (45 points). The second is a research stream that includes courses in topics relevant to organisational psychology and a thesis research project (90 points). Both streams will provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to the workplace. The research stream will also allow students to progress to a PhD.

Research Masters

  • 45 points: PSYCH 761, 766, 744
  • 45 points: from GLMI 705, 706, PSYCH 715, 716, 717, 731, 758, and from either GLMI 702 or 710;
  • 90 points: PSYCH 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

  • 45 points: PSYCH 761, 766, 744
  • 90 points: from GLMI 705, 706; PSYCH 715, 716, 717, 731, 758, and from either GLMI 702 or 710
  • 45 points: PSYCH 790 Dissertation

A student must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses prior to enrolment in PSYCH 794.

A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Please note: This degree is not accredited for registration as a Psychologist, and eligibility into further study in an accredited programme should be discussed with the relevant university.

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Organisational Psychology
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0
  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have:

Completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology, Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Arts in Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Science in Psychology, or Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.00 or higher in 45 points above Stage II in Psychology.

OR

Completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree or Graduate Diploma from the University of Auckland in a relevant subject area with a Grade Point Average of 5.00 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

AND

Passed PSYCH 306 Research Methods in Psychology or an approved equivalent.

Note: A relevant subject may be in business, education or health sciences.

A separate supplementary application must be made to the School of Psychology by 1 December. Supplementary applications can be submitted from 1 October onwards.

You must have:

Completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology, Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Arts in Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Science in Psychology, or Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.00 or higher in 45 points above Stage II in Psychology.

OR

Completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree or Graduate Diploma from the University of Auckland in a relevant subject area with a Grade Point Average of 5.00 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

AND

Passed PSYCH 306 Research Methods in Psychology or an approved equivalent.

Note: A relevant subject may be in business, education or health sciences.

A separate supplementary application must be made to the School of Psychology by 1 December. Supplementary applications can be submitted from 1 October onwards.

Other pathways to study

In exceptional circumstances, admission may be granted where a student has attained at least three years of extensive relevant, practical professional or scholarly experience equivalent to the requirements above.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0
  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0
  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have:

Completed the requirements for an undergraduate degree or Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

OR

Completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree or Graduate Diploma in a relevant subject.

AND

Passed a course in research methods for Psychology.

In exceptional circumstances admission may be granted where a student has attained at least three years of extensive relevant, practical professional or scholarly experience equivalent to the requirements above.

Note: A relevant subject may be in business, education or health sciences.

A separate supplementary application must be made to the School of Psychology by 1 December. Supplementary applications can be submitted from 1 October onwards.

You must have:

Completed the requirements for an undergraduate degree or Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

OR

Completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree or Graduate Diploma in a relevant subject.

AND

Passed a course in research methods for Psychology.

In exceptional circumstances admission may be granted where a student has attained at least three years of extensive relevant, practical professional or scholarly experience equivalent to the requirements above.

Note: A relevant subject may be in business, education or health sciences.

A separate supplementary application must be made to the School of Psychology by 1 December. Supplementary applications can be submitted from 1 October onwards.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Organisational Psychology cost per year?

2021 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,565.20 – $9,628.80*
International students
NZ$44,526*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.02 per point, estimated at $1,443.60 for full-time study (180 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Application closing date: 8 December 2020

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

Graduates of the programme will have knowledge and skills relevant to organisational roles, including knowledge of human behaviour and organisational functioning. They will be able to develop solutions to workplace problems. They will be critical thinkers and strong communicators. Graduates will also have knowledge and skills related to evaluating and planning research projects. They will have high professional and ethical standards.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Director of employee training
  • Director of leadership training
  • Director of talent management
  • Human resources adviser/manager
  • Occupational health director
  • Organisational development specialist
  • Project consultant/Manager
  • Solution consultant

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