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MA (Psychology)
Master of Arts in Psychology

A Master of Arts in Psychology will prepare you for a variety of psychology-relevant careers.

This 180-point Master of Arts in Psychology can be completed in 12 months. You will develop a deeper understanding of psychology and gain specialist knowledge that will be attractive to potential employers. This degree will prepare you to understand psychological research and communicate psychological knowledge broadly.

Psychology courses can be combined with courses in other disciplines to prepare you to work in a variety of interesting psychology-relevant industries.  No thesis or dissertation is required.

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  • THE Rankings by Subject 2024 - Psychology (251 - 300)

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Key information

Entry Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in a relevant subject with at least a B grade average

Years: 1 - 1.5
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $7,626 - $9,137 per year
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Estimated Fees* (International): $53,855 - $61,290 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).*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.

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Career opportunities

  • Behavioural Technician
  • Probation Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Marketing Advisor
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Psychological Data Analyst
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Environmental Psychologist
  • Researcher / Research Technician
  • Programme Evaluator
  • Consultant

Entry requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Arts in Psychology, you must have completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant subject with a B grade average or better across the third-year papers.

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Division of Arts, Law, Psychology  and Social Sciences
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