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master

Degree

Master of Health Science - Psychology (Coursework)

Course code: #AK3485

master

Degree

Master of Health Science - Psychology (Coursework)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $40,300 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    69.5 out of 100

Highlights
Research Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-October-2022 2022-10-31
Fall-February 31-October-2023 2023-10-31
Fall-February 31-October-2024 2024-10-31
Fall-February 31-October-2025 2025-10-31

Overview

Master of Health Science - Psychology

Further your career with a Psychology specialization in the Master of Health Science at AUT

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 2023)

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

  • Dissertation (45 points)
  • Thesis (90 points)

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$52,940

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $12,640
Tuition 1 person $40,300

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency (If Available)
  • CV/Relevant work/research experience (If required)
  • A copy of the document(s) in the original language/and official English translation
  • Evidence of current professional practice (If required)
  • References

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

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

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 requirements 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

 

You can also use IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition to meet English language requirements, except for programmes that require an IELTS score higher than the standard or for any doctoral programmes.


Academic background and requirement

An applicant must have completed one of the following with a B (69.50-74.49%) 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. An interview may be required
  4. May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Children's Act 2014 requirements and other relevant legislation

Psychology Specialization:

  • An applicant for the Master of Health Science in Psychology must have the personal qualities that show suitability for this program 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

Career opportunities

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • 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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