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Degree options

QualificationStudy LocationsCourse Duration
Bachelor of Social SciencesHamilton3 Years
Bachelor of ArtsHamilton3 Years
Bachelor of ScienceHamilton3 Years

Job demand and satisfaction

Psychology graduates open the doors to a range of career opportunities in the fields of personal recruitment and selection, district health boards and mental health services, behaviour support in schools, companion animal training, work performance assessment, child, youth and family services and much more. With the introduction of new information technologies and changes to our work and employment patterns, applied psychology is helping us understand how these changes affect the way people live their lives and interact with the people and world around them. If you are curious, creative, and energetic, it is an exciting time to be pursuing a career in psychology.

Further study in Psychology

For those wanting to broaden their research background in Psychology there are a range of postgraduate programmes available including the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert(Psych)), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip(Psych))and the Master of Applied Psychology (MAppPsy).

Areas of graduate specialisation in Psychology at Waikato include:

  • Community and Applied Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Behavioural Psychology
  • Clinical Animal Behaviour
  • Applied Cognitive and Human Experimental Psychology
  • Kaupapa Māori and Psychology
  • Organisational Psychology
Find out more about studying Psychology at postgraduate level.

NZ Psychology and Counselling Salary Range NZ $37,000 to $105,000 *
*Data is for full-time roles listed on Trade Me Jobs between July 2014 and December 2014.

Chat to us about your options

Come along to an information session and have your study questions answered. You might require programme planning advice, or help with your enrolment. We invite you to join us for a friendly chat about your options. View our upcoming information sessions or contact our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for more information: 0800 800 145 or


Zoe Gerrand, Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology and Sociology)


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