Course code: #AK3485
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.
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.
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.
An applicant must have completed one of the following with a B (70%-74%) grade average or higher, or equivalent:
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.
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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