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Degree

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

About the program

  • 34,790 NZD

    Tuition
  • 3 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 60 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 31-October-2021 31-October-2021
Winter-July 01-May-2022 01-May-2022
Fall-February 31-October-2022 31-October-2022
Winter-July 01-May-2023 01-May-2023

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Psychology covers a broad range of topics, but at its simplest level it is the systematic study of individual behaviour. It considers emotions, personality, and the way individuals interact. It also considers learning, memory, thinking and the brain.

Psychology is a growing and ever-changing subject which helps us make sense of the human impact on the world in which we live. You'll learn how people perceive, learn, think, develop, behave, and relate to one another.

Courses will teach you how the structure of the brain affects our behaviour, what makes people different from one another and how being in groups affects people's behaviour. Finally, you'll learn how factors like culture, gender, poverty, and mental illness affect our health, our thinking, and our behaviour.

Market leading in New Zealand

Massey graduates more clinical psychologists than any other university in New Zealand. The university research and teaching is unique and recognised nationally and internationally. This strength and expertise means your learning will be relevant to today’s jobs and societies and your degree will have a great reputation.

Applied learning

During your degree you can take part in the university broad selection of courses across areas including forensic, experimental and community psychology that demonstrate how foundational skills can be applied.

Topics

Some of the topics taught in psychology courses include:

• abnormal and therapeutic psychology                                    • bicultural perspectives in psychology                                  • brain and behaviour

• community psychology                                                            • evolution, learning and culture                                            • memory and cognition

• organisational psychology                                                       • social psychology

Note: July start will take 3.5 years to complete.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$45,314

Total costs

yearly

$7,260

Cost of living

1 person

$3,264

Accommodation

1 bed room

$34,790

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

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.

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
GMAT

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
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

Career Opportunities

  • Psychologist
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (PSR)
  • Trainer
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Vocational Training Teacher
  • Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Health psychologist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Test developer
  • Adviser

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