PGDip - Psychology as a subject
Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.
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.
- Applied Linguistics
- Arts Education
- Computer Science
- Counselling Studies
- Creative Technologies
- Development Studies
- Digital Business
- Earth Sciences
- Education and Society
- Educational Leadership
- English as a Second Language
- Environment and Society
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Health, Sport and Human Performance
- Human Development
- Human Resource Management
- International Management
- International Relations and Security Studies
- Labour Studies
- Language and Literacy Education
- Leadership Communication
- Management and Sustainability
- Management Systems
- Materials and Processing
- Mathematics Education
- Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Māori Media and Communication
- Political Science
- Population Studies and Demography
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Science, Technology and Environmental Education
- Screen and Media Studies
- Security and Crime Science
- Social Policy
- Strategic Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
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Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.
|Start Dates:||February (Semester A) and July (Semester B)|
|Fees (International):||$29,370-$38,350 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.|
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- Research Scientist
Papers available within Psychology
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Psych), PGDip(Psych), BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), BSocSc(Hons)
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in graduate Psychology papers, a student should normally have at least a B average either over 120 points of their Psychology major or over 300 level Psychology papers to a value of 60 points and must have passed PSYCH307.
All programmes of study should be devised in consultation with the Head of School and/or the Graduate Studies Committee.
To complete a BA(Hons), BSc(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Psychology, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally PSYCH591) and at least 30 points from papers listed for Psychology.
Note: PSYCH511, PSYCH513, PSYCH517, PSYCH518, PSYCH575, PSYCH581, PSYCH582 and PSYCH583 are not able to be counted towards the BSc(Hons).
Applications for entry to the BA(Hons), BSc(Hons) and BSocSc(Hons) close on the first Monday in December in the year preceding entry. Mid-year enrolments are accepted for the PGDip(Psych) only. Please contact the School of Psychology for further details. Applications for the PGDip(Psych) are accepted right up to the start of A and B semester.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(ClinAniBehav), PGDip(ClinAniBehav) and MCAB
Note: The Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and Master of Clinical Animal Behaviour are not available in 2020.
Prescriptions for the PGDipPracPsych
A Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology is available to suitably qualified graduates and is designed to meet the requirements for registration as a psychologist under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded endorsed in Applied Behaviour Analysis or Community Psychology. To complete the Postgraduate Diploma, students must gain 120 points from PSYCH541, PSYCH542 and PSYCH543 for Community Psychology, and PSYCH551, PSYCH552 and PSYCH553 for Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Prescriptions for the PGDipPsych(Clin)
Students considering enrolment in the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Clinical) must, in addition to fulfilling the requirements set out in the appropriate regulations, also meet the requirements for entry to the School's graduate programme. Applications must be received by 1 October in the year prior to their enrolment, and should be made to the Programme Administrator, School of Psychology. The number of students accepted into the programme is limited and shortlisted applicants are interviewed in November. Students should follow the application process as detailed on the University of Waikato's Clinical Psychology webpage.
Note: PSYCH521, PSYCH522, PSYCH523, PSYCH524, PSYCH526 and PSYCH527 are only available to students enrolled in the PGDipPsych(Clin).
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Graduate study options
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.