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GradDip - Psychology as a subject

Studying a graduate diploma helps you develop knowledge and skills in your chosen subject area which will enable you to undertake a new career or further study.

Psychology is about understanding the behaviour and cognitive processes of people and animals in their physical, social and organisational environment. As a behavioural science, it examines the way behaviour is learned and can be changed. As a social science, it focuses on individuals within the context of families, organisations and other groups, communities, cultures and societies. As a biological science, it studies the senses (hearing, vision, touch) and how the brain and physiological systems relate to behaviour. As a cognitive science it studies perception, attention, memory, thinking and language understanding. The study of development, personality, learning and motivation are also part of Psychology.


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Key information

Years: 1.0
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (International): $25,915 - $36,155 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Behaviour Analyst
  • Clinical or Community Psychologist
  • Community Programme Coordinator
  • Human Resource Adviser
  • Private Practitioner
  • Research Scientist

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Prescriptions for the Dip(SocSc), GradCert(Psych) and GradDip(Psych)

A Diploma in Social Sciences, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Psychology at an advanced level in their first degree.


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If you want to go on to graduate study – and we hope that you do – please consult the Graduate Handbook or talk to academic staff about your plans, particularly before you finalise your 300 level programme of study.

Please note: For all graduate subject requirements check the information provided in the papers section above.


Subject links

Psychology Programme


There are many different pathways you can take when choosing Psychology as a career - for example, Organisational Psychology, Applied Cognitive Psychology, or Organisational Psychology.

It's important to have your pathway in mind when you select your third-year papers, so talk to academic staff for recommendations or work with one of our student advisors - they can ensure that you select the right combination of papers to pursue your interest.


Available in Tauranga

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is available to students in Tauranga. Check the Catalogue of Papers to see which papers are taught in Tauranga (or online), or contact the School (details below) for course advice.


Contacts

School of Psychology
Phone: +64 7 838 4080 or 0800 800 145
Email: [email protected]

School of Science
Phone: 0800 924 528 or +64 7 838 4625
Email: [email protected]
Website: sci.waikato.ac.nz
Facebook: facebook.com/WaikatoScience