Institute of Technology or PolytechnicOpen Polytechnic of New Zealand
This course is available
Level of Study
360 credit hours
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) will give you an understanding of the science of human behaviour and what happens in people's minds to influence their behaviour. This includes how people think, remember and feel; what drives motivation and how personality is defined.
Successful completion of this degree may enable you to enter graduate and postgraduate training in psychology. A postgraduate qualification is the minimum level of qualification needed for you to enter the psychology profession.
This qualification will prepare you for a broad variety of careers in the public and private sectors such as health, business and research.
What you will learn
We also offer psychology diplomas that you can achieve on your way towards a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology).
You can study this programme part-time if you’re an international student living in New Zealand or overseas. If you’re living in New Zealand you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit.
To enrol in this programme you need to have one of the following: New Zealand University Entrance.
Hold a New Zealand Certificate or Diploma qualification considered appropriate by the Programme Leader, or equivalent.
If you are 20 years of age or over and do not hold the minimum entry requirements you will be eligible to be enrolled where your previous educational, work or life experience indicates you have a reasonable likelihood of success.
International students must also have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.
Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for Schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.