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Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


University of Auckland


Programme overview

Study brain and behaviour, sensory and cognitive psychology, lifespan development,

learning and communication, social, cultural, and organisational psychology,

models of health and disability, with emphasis on the New Zealand context.

Gain skills related to applied psychological research and practice in your current

occupation or progress to postgraduate study, including postgraduate

professional programmes.

Programme structure

This programme is part-time and will be delivered fully online. Students will take one course at a time across four 12-week term sessions.

There will be one pathway consisting of a set programme of four 30-point courses (one course at stage two that must be taken first, and three courses at stage three).

PSYCH 211 – Psychology for Society (30 points)

PSYCH 323 – Changes across the Lifespan (30 points)

PSYCH 324 – The Behaving Brain (30 points)

PSYCH 325 – Social Processes (30 points)

Please note that in normal circumstances the requirements for a GradDipAppPsych must be completed within four years of initial enrolment.

Entry criteria

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution).


Have the equivalent practical, professional, or scholarly experience. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

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