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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Course code: #AK3704

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $30,400 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Highlights
Workplace experience

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 27-February-2022 2022-02-27
Winter-July 17-July-2022 2022-07-17

Overview

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behaviour. It explores what humans need to develop and thrive. This major looks at psychology within the context of society, where humans live and work.

An understanding of psychology is useful for a wide range of careers – including career and employment counselling, community development, management, marketing and communications, politics, public health promotion, or training and development. 

The Psychology major can also provide the foundation for the postgraduate studies required for registration as a psychologist. Psychology is also available as a minor.

What you study

This major introduces you to the main areas of psychology including cognitive, personality, clinical and social psychology. It takes a hands-on approach and provides you with research, assessment and intervention skills.

Workplace experience

Workplace experience (Work Integrated Learning) is the final part of your degree and takes a full semester. This is a supervised work placement related to your major(s), for an organisation of your choice.

Recent placements included:

  • Affinity Services
  • Anxiety New Zealand
  • Auckland City Mission
  • Auckland District Health Board
  • Idea Services
  • Red Cross
  • Women’s Health Action

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$42,200

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,800
Tuition 1 person $30,400

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Birth certificate or passport
  • Marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official Transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV/Work experience (If required)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
15
listening
20
writing
18
speaking
15
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL Special At Home Edition

 

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

Academic background and requirement

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

high school qualifications from different countries:

India: Indian applicants must have completed one of the following:

  • Higher Secondary School Exam or All-India Senior School Certificate with an average of 75% in the four best subjects, with a minimum of 60% in English
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a minimum of 60% in English

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus one year of successful study at bachelor's level; or
  • Senior High School graduation plus completion of a two-year diploma, with good grades, at a recognised university.
  • A Tier 1 score in the National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) at a recognised institution

Don’t meet the entry requirements?

Consider starting with:

  • Diploma in Arts

Foundation programmes

If you don’t have the academic qualifications needed for direct entry into an AUT programme, you can enrol in a foundation programme.

If you successfully complete the foundation programme and the get the required grades, you are guaranteed entry into an appropriate AUT programme.

NCUK pathways

AUT has established a partnership with NCUK, enabling you to study at a NCUK Study Centre in your home country, and then come directly into your chosen AUT degree. 

  • International Foundation Year (IFY)
    The IFY can help you bridge the gap between your current qualification and university study.

Career opportunities

  • Career and employment counselor
  • Community Development Worker
  • Social worker
  • Human resource manager
  • Psychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Health psychologist
  • Psychotherapist

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