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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.

Widely regarded as the centre of Applied Psychology in New Zealand, Psychology at Waikato offers numerous study options for those keen to pursue this remarkable discipline.

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Key information

Years: 1.0
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (International): $24,425-$35,700 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
*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

Degree Planner

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

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

Scholarships and prizes

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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.

If you are applying for the Masters Psychology Programme, you must fill out an additional application form by Friday 1 November 2019.

If you are applying to study this programme under the MSc, MSocSc or MA, please fill out this application form.

If you are applying to the MAppPsy, please fill out the appropriate form for what year you are applying to: Year 1 or Year 2.

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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. For help please contact

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 Faculty (details below) for course advice.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4080
General and undergraduate email enquiries:
Graduate and postgraduate email: