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master

Degree

Master of Health Science in Psychology

Course code: #AK3485

master

Degree

Master of Health Science in Psychology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    39,100 NZD

  • Application fee

    150 NZD

  • Years of study

    2 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    70 out of 100

Included
Research Project
optional
Thesis

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 27-February-2022 27-February-2022
Winter-July 17-July-2022 17-July-2022
Winter-July

Overview

Master of Health Science in Psychology

Further your career with the Psychology specialisation in the Master of Health Science. Focus on counselling psychology or rehabilitation psychology, and research an area of your interest through your research project or thesis.

The Master of Health Science is an opportunity for psychology professionals to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an area of their interest. You study in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and develop research skills.

What you study:

Option A: Counselling Psychology focus

This focus is a pathway towards registration as a counselling psychologist in New Zealand. 

Counselling psychologists acknowledge the importance of medical, psychosocial and cultural perspectives in understanding and explaining the formation of mental illness and problem behaviour, and the treatment and caring regimes to sensitively address illness and concerns.

  • Dissertation (45 points) 
  • And Research Project (60 points)

Option B: Rehabilitation Psychology focus (Not offered in 2022)

Rehabilitation psychology focuses on applying psychological knowledge and skills when working with individuals experiencing injury or illness in order to maximise health, independence and choice across the lifespan.

  • Thesis (90 points) 

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$55,504

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$39,100

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

An applicant must have completed one of the following with a B (70%-74%) grade average or higher, or equivalent:

  1. Bachelor of Health Science
  2. Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Staircasing options from the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science are also available.
Alternatively, students can negotiate a research or individual pathway with the Associate Dean Academic.

Other requirements:

  1. Provide evidence of having completed an acceptable undergraduate research course or equivalent
  2. An applicant may be asked to provide evidence of current professional practice
  3. May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Children's Act 2014 requirements and other relevant legislation

Psychology Specialisation:

  • An applicant for the Master of Health Science in Psychology must have the personal qualities that show suitability for this programme, and may be required to attend selection interviews
  • An applicant for the Master of Health Science in Psychology will be required to supply references and satisfy a police vetting process

Required documents

  • Birth certificate or passport
  • Marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official Transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV/Work experience (If required)
  • Evidence of current professional practice (If required)
  • References

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
19
listening
22
writing
20
speaking
19
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
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

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Education mental health practitioner
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Further education teacher
  • Health psychologist
  • Career and employment counselor
  • Community Development Worker
  • Social worker
  • Human resource manager
  • Psychotherapist

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