UniversityAuckland University of Technology
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Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
Auckland University of Technology
The Master of Arts is a programme of advanced study and research. Our alumni are known for their skills as competent researchers with advanced analytical, planning and critical thinking skills.
The range of options within the Master of Arts creates a very flexible course of study, with a strong emphasis on research. You'll demonstrate a high level of professionalism, independence and leadership in your chosen field and show the ability to engage in a sustained period of research. You may choose to progress to further study at doctoral level.
Further your knowledge and research expertise in the field of psychology with the Psychology specialisation in the Master of Arts.
You gain a thorough understanding of contemporary issues in social and developmental psychology, and research an area of your interest. You hone your understanding of psychology and critical thinking skills, develop and apply research and analytical skills, and practise communicating research findings to academic and non-academic audiences.
The programme can also serve as a pathway to further study at doctoral level.
You complete the Master of Arts in Psychology with papers and a 120-point research thesis.
Complete the following papers
HEAL811 Integrative Research
PSYC880 Advanced Theory in Social and Developmental Psychology
PSYC881 Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology
PSYC882 Contemporary Issues in Developmental Psychology
PSYC883 Readings in Psychology
And complete one of
HEAL808 Quantitative Research
HEAL810 Quantitative Research II
And complete a thesis
PSYC999 MA Psychology Thesis
Bachelor of Arts OR Graduate Diploma in Arts
Must have completed the relevant prerequisite papers in the selected subject area for this degree with a B grade average or higher
English Language Requirements:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.