Postgraduate psychology programmes

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The School of Psychology offers psychology endorsements in postgraduate arts, science and health science qualifications.

Graduate diplomas

If you have a degree in a subject other than psychology, you can take a graduate diploma to progress to postgraduate studies. All courses in your graduate diploma must be in psychology.

Postgraduate diplomas

A postgraduate diploma is a postgraduate qualification equivalent to the first year of master's study. It comprises coursework but no research thesis.

Honours degrees

An honours degree is made up of courses and a research project.

Specialised honours degrees

You can specialise in one of three applied areas: health, clinical or organisational psychology.

However, you don't have to specialise, and can select your courses from the full range of 700-level courses.

Master's degrees

A master's degree is made up of courses and a research project.

Specialised master's degrees

You can specialise in one of three applied areas: health, clinical or organisational psychology.

However, you don't have to specialise, and can select your courses from the full range of 700-level courses.

Specialised postgraduate diplomas

Specialised postgraduate diplomas allow you to study a specialisation within psychology.

Doctoral degrees 

The PhD is an advanced research degree.

The DClinPsych qualifies you as a clinical psychologist.

A full range of information about doctoral study, including application processes, governance and the Doctoral Web Book can be found at Higher research degrees at Massey.

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