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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $34,790 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Winter-July 01-May-2023 2023-05-01
Fall-February 31-October-2021 2021-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2022 2022-05-01
Fall-February 31-October-2022 2022-10-31

Overview

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Understand more about yourself and others

Massey’s BA (Psychology) will help you explore how the brain works, and understand how we think, behave and make decisions.

With a Massey BA (Psychology) you will explore the thoughts, feelings and actions of individuals and groups in a social and cultural context.

Psychology will help you make sense of the human impact on the world in which we live. At Massey, you’ll learn about the natural, social and biological side as well as research methods and applications of psychology.

Psychology combines:

  • natural science, focusing on perception, cognition, learning and the biological bases of behaviour;
  • social science, dealing with emotions, individual differences, behaviour and relationships and the wider social context.

You will ask questions such as:

  • How do people perceive, learn, think, develop, behave and relate to each other?
  • How does the structure of the brain affect behaviour?
  • What makes people different from each other?
  • How does being in groups affect people’s behaviours; how do social groups affect what we do?
  • How do factors like culture, gender, poverty and mental illness affect the way we think and behave?

A psychology degree will equip you with valuable transferable skills including research, analysis, communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

Market-leading in New Zealand, recognised internationally

Massey graduates more researchers and clinical psychologists than any other university in New Zealand. The university is connected to a wide range of community and statutory organisations, and produce unique and applied psychology research and training that’s recognised nationally and internationally.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$41,950

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,344
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,160
Tuition 1 person $34,790

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 current passport
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • Course outlines, if applying for credit assessment
  • Evidence of any scholarships
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If applicable)
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
19
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

170
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Alternative methods for English requirements during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 impact the university is accepting online testing sites as alternative methods for students to obtain the necessary English requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • IELTS Indicator

If you do not have the entry requirements

EAP provides you with flexibility of two entry and exit points depending on your individual goals and pathways: 

Entry pointEntry requirementExit pointExit
Week 1Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.0 overallWeek 10Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
Week 11Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overallWeek 20Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall
Programme LevelIELTSTOEFL iBT PTE AcademicCambridge English
English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1)5.0 overall61 overall 36 overall 155
English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP 2)5.5 overall70 overall42 overall 165

Academic background and requirement

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year bachelors level study from a recognised institution; or
  • Successful completion of a two year Diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three year Diploma from a recognised institution; or
  • Completed Gaokao with a tier one score from the related province

India: All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12 with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English.

 

If you do not have the entry requirements

Full Foundation - Certificate in Foundation Studies: Successful completion of this qualification will give you admission to university and prepare you for undergraduate study.

Summer School: If you need to do a course before you start your programme, there may be options for you in Summer School.

Career opportunities

  • Counselling psychologist
  • Education mental health practitioner
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Rehabilitation psychologist
  • Career and employment counselor
  • Community Development Worker
  • Social worker
  • Human resource manager
  • Scientific researcher

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