Due to unprecedented demand for Psychology programmes for 2022, it is necessary to put some measures in place regarding entry to Postgraduate programmes with specialisations in Psychology. Returning postgraduate Psychology students who are eligible for progression, and have applied for entry by 15 November will receive offers of place by 10 December. In the new year, applications from  returning students will be considered as they apply. Applications from students who are new to postgraduate study and have applied for a place in a Psychology specialisation by 15 November will be considered for an offer of place by 10 December.  Applications received between 16 November and 10 January 2022, will be considered for an offer of place by  28 January. Subject to demand, some postgraduate psychology specialisations may be closed to new enrolments.

Postgraduate psychology programmes

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The School of Psychology offers psychology endorsements in postgraduate arts, science and health science qualifications.
More details about our our selection of postgraduate programmes are available from Massey's study search pages.

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.

Specialisations


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.

Specialisations

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.