18 months
28762 USD/year
6819 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Get the skills and knowledge you need to help people with social or learning difficulties in a range of educational settings. The Master of Educational Psychology programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .


Key facts

You'll have the opportunity to develop and practise your skills under the expert guidance of world-class researchers and practitioners.

Explore a wide range of theoretical viewpoints and their practical applications in educational, community and workplace settings. The programme has a bicultural focus and is tailored to meet the needs of New Zealand communities. However your studies will also prepare you to work in multicultural communities and overseas.


The Master of Educational Psychology programme from Victoria University of Wellington graduates might go on to gain qualifications as a teacher, study for a PhD, or work in educational or health agencies that need specialised educational psychology knowledge and skills. These might include early intervention services, mental health services, or NGOs that work with families.

Those who gain registration as an educational psychologist might focus on doing research or creating and implementing programmes that can help young people learn more effectively. You could work in a school or for the Ministry of Education, work for organisations such as Explore or IDEA Services, or you may practice privately providing services to both the public and private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Education 
  • Culturally Centred Educational Psychology Practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand 
  • Educational Psychology Assessment 
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis for Educators 
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Education 
  • Learning and Motivation 
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health 
  • Applied Research Project 
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour for Learning and Well-Being 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 34 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology or Education and Psychology with a B average. You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28762 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    6819 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6819 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Estimated international fees  : About NZ$39,771
  • Estimated domestic fees: About NZ$9,430 per year

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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