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Specialise in Psychology for your Bachelor of Arts at Massey
With a Massey BA (Psychology) you will explore the thoughts, feelings and actions of individuals and groups in a social and cultural context.
Psychology will help you make sense of the human impact on the world in which we live. At Massey, you’ll learn about the natural, social and biological side as well as research methods and applications of psychology.
natural science, focusing on perception, cognition, learning and the biological bases of behaviour;
social science, dealing with emotions, individual differences, behaviour and relationships and the wider social context.
You will ask questions such as:
How do people perceive, learn, think, develop, behave and relate to each other?
How does the structure of the brain affect behaviour?
What makes people different from each other?
How does being in groups affect people’s behaviours; how do social groups affect what we do?
How do factors like culture, gender, poverty and mental illness affect the way we think and behave?
A psychology degree will equip you with valuable transferable skills including research, analysis, communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
Market-leading in New Zealand, recognised internationally
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, and produce unique and applied psychology research and training that’s recognised nationally and internationally.
Applied learning opportunities for undergraduates
While most universities wait until postgraduate study to offer applied learning, we introduce this in the final year of your degree. We have a broad selection of courses, across areas including forensic, experimental and community psychology that demonstrate how foundational skills can be applied.
A Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a good fit if you:
are interested in people, thoughts, feelings and behaviour
want a career devoted to human welfare.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
There are no specific entry requirements for Massey's BA (Psychology), outside of university admission regulations.
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