Postgraduate study in Psychology

What can you study in Psychology?

Our research interests are wide ranging, spanning many aspects of psychology, from evolution to neuroscience and sensory science to the formation of lasting relationships and the maintenance of positive mental health.

Research interests open to exploration include:

  • Applied behaviour analysis
  • Cognition and culture in New Caledonian crows
  • Cognitive and language development
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Community psychology
  • Gender, and sexuality
  • Developmental cognitive neuroscience
  • Educational psychology
  • Experimental analysis of behaviour
  • Language and cultural evolution
  • Māori and Pacific psychology
  • New Zealand attitudes and values
  • Sensory psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Speech science Sustainability

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA(Hons)) in Psychology

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2019 BA(Hons) schedule for Psychology

Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2019 MA schedule for Psychology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) in Psychology

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Psychology

15 points from 600 and 700 level courses in related subjects:
Anthropological Science, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Health Psychology

Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology 120 point (one-year) Research Masters

PSYCH 796 Thesis in Psychology

Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology 240 point Research Masters

Or

105 points from course above, and 15 points from 600 and 700 level courses in related subjects:
Anthropological Science, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Health Psychology

and

120 points:
PSYCH 796 Thesis in Psychology

Prerequisite courses

Prior to applying for a BSc(Hons), 120 and 240 point MSc or PGDipSci you must have completed  
PSYCH 306 Research Methods in Psychology.

Courses

Explore the postgraduate courses you can take for an Psychology major:

  • Postgraduate Psychology courses

Where can postgraduate study in Psychology take you?

Many avenues open up to graduates with training in psychology.

Jobs related to Psychology

  • Psychologist
  • Clinician
  • Mental health practitioner
  • Staff recruiter
  • HR specialist
  • Researcher

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

Help and advice for Arts students

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

Help and advice for Science students

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(Beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020
Email: pgscience@auckland.ac.nz

To find a supervisor to work with you on your research project please see Postgraduate Research Topics.