Child and Family Psychology from University of Canterbury places a strong emphasis on consideration of strengths and resiliencies as well as challenges and difficulties, all within the context of the child's environment. We focus on children’s mental health and emotional well-being as well as their learning. We also aim to reflect the social and political context of children in Aotearoa (New Zealand) with an appropriate bicultural emphasis. We also include areas such as parenting, adult mental health and relationships in recognition that children and adolescents do not exist in isolation but are part of family and wider community systems.
Graduates will have a grounding in the theory and skills required for work with children, and their families in all the contexts within which they present for help and support. These contexts include health, education, welfare, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.
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- Disorders of Childhood
- Child Development: Research Contexts and Applications
- Counselling and Psychology: Theory and Skills
- Psychometric Theory and Administration
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Sociology Counselling View 26 other Masters in Sociology in New Zealand
- Students entering the Master's programme typically have completed a three-year undergraduate degree with a major in Psychology, which requires achieving a pass in PSYC 206 Research Design and Statistics or an equivalent research methods course.
- Have at least a B average in their 300-level undergraduate courses.
- English Proficiency
International46099 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 46099 USD per year during 24 months.
National10974 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10974 USD per year during 24 months.
- National students - 15,236 NZD
- International Students - 64,000 NZD
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