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Undergraduate study in psychology
Undergraduate study at Massey School of Psychology will give you a wide range of perspectives on psychology.
You'll gain insight into human behaviour and get skills in research and knowledge dissemination. These will make you attractive to many employers. Psychology can also help you better understand yourself and others.
The 2023 Prospectus Undergraduate Psychology provides a comprehensive guide of qualifications, courses and future pathways associated with the study of psychology at Massey University. Download a copy of this prospectus to review in more detail. Undergraduate_Psychology_2023_Prospectus.pdf (551 KB)
Your programme options
To major in psychology, you have the option of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Health Science degree. Pick the one that suits you, based on the courses you choose to take (electives) alongside your psychology major:
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – a flexible degree with electives such as philosophy, critical thinking, New Zealand culture, society and politics etc.
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology) – a hands-on degree with electives such as human nutrition, genetics, biochemistry and physiology etc.
- Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology) – combines the social and natural sciences with a focus on health.
To major in business or educational psychology, you can take a Bachelor of Arts.
If you already have a degree in another subject, you can take the equivalent of a major in psychology by enrolling for the Graduate Diploma in Arts or Science.
If you only want to take a few courses, or want a stepping stone to further study, you can take a Certificate in Arts or Diploma in Arts.
How to become a registered psychologist
- Use our psychology pathways tool to find your qualification pathway: Want to be a registered psychologist?
Find out how to calculate your fees.
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Last updated on Monday 01 August 2022