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Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Psychology

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

0.5 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Hamilton Campus

Summary

Postgraduate certificates and diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree.

Why study a PGCert?

Postgraduate certificates are available to graduates who wish to build on an earlier degree, and who have appropriate practical, professional or scholarly experience. Some are available only on a part time basis. Waikato University offers specialist postgraduate certificates as well as postgraduate certificates.

Why study Psychology?

Our students work alongside internationally respected psychologists to understand and advocate for inclusive communities. From analysing the reasons for anger to considering the best way to train dogs, a Psychology degree allows insight into countless intriguing facets of cognitive function. We ensure psychology is scientific and accountable, producing world-leading research in a friendly and welcoming environment. Our areas of specialisation are in the most critical areas of psychology, where psychology can make a difference to New Zealand society (Maori and community psychology, Clinical psychology, Behavioural psychology, Cognitive psychology and Environmental psychology).

Career Opportunities

Behaviour Analyst

Clinical or Community Psychologist

Community Programme Coordinator

Private Practitioner

Human Resource Adviser

Research Scientist

Project Manager

Consultant

Psychologist

Entry criteria

A bachelors degree from the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and previously completed study at an advanced level in the subject to be taken.

English Language Requirements

  • an Academic IELTS Overall score of at least 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band), or
  • a TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
  • a TOEFL iBT Home Edition overall score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
  • a B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
  • a PTE Academic overall score of 56 with no band less than 46, or
  • a Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) C1 Expert with an overall high pass and no less than a pass in each skill, or
  • a Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator with 38-50 score per skill, or
  • awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5), or
  • a Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III with a pass in all four components, or
  • a B2 First (formally known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
  • a C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
  • a Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 59.

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