Course code: #AK1041
Want to understand people, and how they behave and think? The Psychology major in the Bachelor of Science prepares you for a career as a research scientist.
Study psychology to gain a better understanding of how people behave and think. In today’s workplaces, understanding people is a substantial advantage, regardless of your career. You can study psychology as a single major or as a double major with any other science subject.
Modern psychology is theoretical and experimental in nature, and current knowledge is based on observable and repeatable behavioural data. This can include counts of behaviours in animals and humans, and verbal accounts about emotions. That’s why the Psychology major includes practical work in laboratories or the field.
In your final year you can enrol in the Research Project course (30 points) if you have at least a B grade average in 60 points at level 6. This may involve working on a project related to your major.
Institutes and employer organisations involved include: airways, Auckland Council, Defence Technology Agency, Department of Conservation, Employment Relations Authority, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand Transport Agency, WorkSafe.
All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.
India: Indian applicants must have completed one of the following:
Consider starting with the university Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science.
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.
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.
COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022
If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.
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:
The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).
IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening
There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.
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