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Postgraduate courses in psychology 2021


The information here is indicative of offerings available for 2021 and subsequent years. This information is correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change.  While all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure listed courses and programmes are offered and regulations are up to date, the University reserves the right to change the content or method of presentation, or to withdraw any course of study, or impose limitations on enrolments should circumstances require this.

Honours and master's taught courses

Please remember that acceptance into postgraduate diploma, honours or master's programmes does not guarantee your acceptance into specific courses. Several 700-level courses in the School of Psychology have enrolment limits of 25 students. It is advisable to enrol for your courses as early as possible to maximise your chance of being accepted into a specific course on your preferred campus.

Block mode

Most taught courses are offered in distance mode, with no requirement for on-campus attendance. Course materials will be provided to you via Stream or posted to you at the start of semester. These courses require that you work consistently across the whole semester of enrolment and complete written materials and assignments.

Some courses are taught in block mode on a particular campus. For these courses, course materials will be provided to you at the start of semester via Stream or posted to you. These courses require that you work consistently across the whole semester of enrolment, complete written materials and assignments, and attend a compulsory on-campus contact workshop of four or five days for each course. See timetable for contact workshops associated with these block mode courses.

 

Course No. Course Title Campus Semester
175.718 Postmodernism and Psychology Manawatu (Block) 2
175.719 Applied Criminal Psychology Distance 2
175.720 Advanced Psychology of Women Distance 1
175.721 Child and Family Therapy Distance
Distance
1
2
175.722 Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology Distance 2
175.725 Advanced Social Psychology Distance 1
175.729 Psychology and Culture Distance 2
175.730 Professional Practice in Psychology Distance 2
175.732 Psychological Well-being in Organisations Distance 2
175.733 Sustainable Livelihood Distance 2
175.734 Child Clinical Neuropsychology Not offered in 2020 -
175.737 Occupational Psychology Distance 1
175.738 Psychological Research: Principles of Design Albany (Block)
Manawatu (Block)
1
1
175.739 Health Psychology: Understanding Health and Illness Distance 2
175.741 Psychological Assessment in Organisations Not offered in 2021 -
175.743 Health Psychology: The Social Context Distance 1
175.744 Health Psychology: Promoting Health Manawatu (Block) 2
175.746 Psychological Research: Multivariate Data Analysis Distance 2
175.747 The Psychology of Sport and Exercise Distance 2
175.750 Qualitative Methods in Psychology
175.781 Clinical Psychopathology Distance 1
175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment Distance 1
175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions Distance 2

Special topics

Special topics may be taken by students wishing to design an individual course of study with lecturers. The special topics are 15 or 30 credits, and may be taken on any campus. Special topics are negotiated with individual lecturers. No more than 30 credits of any degree programme may consist of special topics. You cannot enrol for these courses until you have found a staff member who is willing to supervise you. All special topics must be approved by the Head of School.


Psychological practice courses

Note: These courses are only available to students accepted into the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Practice.

All four courses are taught in distance mode, but please note that both 175.851 and 175.852 include a ­compulsory block mode on-campus contact workshop (4-5 days) during which attendance is required on campus.

A pre-internship workshop is provided to successful applicants. This December workshop is designed to ensure that all students start their internship with a functional grounding in the professional skills needed to begin training. Attendance at this workshop is strongly recommended.

 

Course No. Course Title Campus Semester
175851 Advanced Professional Issues in Psychological Practice I Manawatu 1
175852 Advanced Professional Issues in Psychological Practice II Manawatu 2
175853 Practicum in Psychological Practice Part I Distance 1
175854 Practicum in Psychological Practice Part II Distance 2

Research exercise and thesis courses

It is the responsibility of the student to find a supervisor for the research project or thesis.
(We suggest you do this before enrolment in any of the following courses. Your enrolment will remain in the applied status until a supervisor is confirmed.)

 

Course No. Course Title Campus Semester
175799 Research Exercise (for Honours in Psychology) All Double
175801 Master of Philosophy Thesis Part I (Psychology) Manawatū 1 or 2
175802 Master of Philosophy Thesis Part II (Psychology) Manawatū 1 or 2
175873 Research Report Psychology (60 credits) All 1 or, 2
175894 Thesis 120 Credit Part I  for Masters (60 credits) All 1, 2 or Double
175896 Thesis 120 Credit Part II (60 credits) All 1, 2 or Double
175900 PhD Psychology All Double

Master of Clinical Psychology (MClinPsych) courses

Please refer to the Clinical Psychology Training section of the prospectus for details regarding this qualification.

Note: Only students who have been accepted into the Clinical Training Programme to complete a Master of Clinical Psychology can enrol in these courses.

Course No. Course Title Campus Semester
175811 Clinical Assessment Skills All campuses Double
175812 Clinical Intervention Skills All campuses Double
175813 Clinical Psychology Practica All campuses Double
175814 Clinical Psychology Internship All campuses Double

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) courses

Please refer to the Clinical Psychology Training section of the prospectus for details regarding this qualification.

Note: Only students who have been accepted into the Clinical Training Programme to complete a Doctor of Clinical Psychology can enrol in these courses.

Course No. Course Title Campus Semester
175935 Skills in Clinical Assessment All campuses Double
175936 Skills in Clinical Intervention All campuses Double
175920 Clinical Psychology Practicum A All campuses Double
175921 Clinical Psychology Practicum B All campuses Double
175922 Clinical Psychology Internship All campuses Double
175991 Thesis Part A All campuses Double
175992 Thesis Part B All campuses Double
175993 Thesis Part C All campuses Double

Students who have not finished their doctoral research at the end of Year 3 must re-enrol in Thesis Part C Extension above in 4th year.


Emergency management courses

These courses can only be taken by students in the emergency management programme.

Course No. Course Title Campus Semester
130701 Natural Hazards Distance 2
130702 Coping with Disasters Distance
Wellington (Block)
1
1
130705 Emergency Management Distance
Wellington (Block)
1
1
130706 Emergency Management in Practice Wellington (Block) Double
130707 Professional Inquiry in Emergency Management Distance
Wellington (Block)
2
2
130800 Advanced Leadership in Emergency Management Distance
Wellington (Block)
2
2
130802 Advanced Leadership in Emerg Mgmt2: Case Studies Distance
Wellington (Block)
1
1
130881 Thesis 90 Credit P1 (45 Credits) Distance 2
130882 Thesis 90 Credit P2 (45 Credits) Distance 1
130883 Thesis (90 Credits) Distance Double
130900 Thesis Emergency Management Wellington Double

Special topics

Special topics may be taken by students wishing to design an individual course of study with lecturers. The special topics are 15 or 30 credits, and may be taken on any campus. Special topics are negotiated with individual lecturers. No more than 30 credits of any degree programme may consist of special topics. You must not enrol for these courses until you have found a staff member who is willing to supervise you.