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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Psychology)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū

Take your study of psychology to the next level

With Massey’s Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology), you can take your undergraduate study of psychology further.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) parent structure.

What is it like?

A Massey BA Honours (Psychology) will build on your undergraduate psychology degree. You’ll further explore the thoughts, feelings and actions of individuals and groups in social and cultural contexts. Studying psychology will help you make sense of the human impact on the world.

Develop your psychology research interests

An honours degree is made up of courses and a research project. This is your opportunity to take an issue in psychology that grabbed your attention during your undergraduate studies and develop it further. The Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology) can also serve as your pathway to a higher research degree.

Internationally recognised and market-leading in New Zealand

Massey graduates more researchers and clinical psychologists than any other university in New Zealand. We’re connected to a wide range of community and statutory organisations, and produce unique and applied psychology research and training that’s recognised nationally and internationally. This expertise enhances the reputation of your degree and ensures your knowledge is relevant to today’s society.

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 250 universities for psychology by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

A good fit if you:

  • Were a high-achieving bachelor’s student
  • Want to stand out in a crowded marketplace
  • Would like to investigate an issue in psychology fully through independent, supervised research
  • Want to follow your intellectual curiosity and develop your analysis skills


A BA Honours (Psychology) will give you knowledge and skills relevant to a broad selection of applied psychology areas including clinical, health, education, community, and industrial and organisational psychology. These diverse options mean you can study what you’re most passionate about and carry that passion forward into your career. 

The knowledge of human behaviour and interactions that you’ll gain from a BA Honours (Psychology) will be useful in many careers including:

  • Counselling
  • Human resources
  • Public health
  • Youth support
  • Policy
  • Rehabilitation psychology
  • Scientific research

Explore your psychology options

If you want to be a registered psychologist, you can explore your qualification options in our psychology pathways tool.

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