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Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology (Psychology)

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected

Summary

Build on your interest in psychology

With Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Psychology), you can take your undergraduate study of psychology to the next level.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) will build on your undergraduate psychology degree. You’ll study in more detail the thoughts, feelings and actions of individuals and groups in social and cultural contexts. Studying psychology will help you make sense of the human impact on the world.

Take your study of psychology further

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) can be your pathway to a higher research degree.

By progressing to a Master of Science by thesis (120 credits), you will then gain the coursework and research components required to apply for entry into programmes that lead to registration as a psychologist.

Internationally recognised and market-leading in New Zealand

Massey graduates more researchers and clinical psychologists than any other university in New Zealand. We’re connected to a wide range of community and statutory organisations. We produce unique and applied psychology research and training that’s recognised nationally and internationally. This expertise enhances the reputation of your degree and ensures your knowledge is relevant to today’s society.

Careers

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology (Psychology) will give you knowledge and skills relevant to a broad selection of applied psychology areas including clinical, health, education, community, and industrial and organisational psychology. These diverse options mean you can study what you’re most passionate about. You can carry that passion forward into your career.

The knowledge of human behaviour and interactions you’ll gain from a PGDipSci (Psychology) will be useful in many careers including:

  • counselling
  • human resources
  • public health
  • youth support
  • policy
  • rehabilitation psychology
  • scientific research.

Explore your psychology options

If you want to be a registered psychologist, you can explore your qualification options in our psychology pathways tool.

Entry criteria

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology (Psychology) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent, with a minimum B- average in the majoring 300-level courses, or
  • a postgraduate certificate that includes 30 credits of courses from the schedule to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology, or equivalent.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

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