24 months
25704 USD/year
5289 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Psychotherapy programme from Auckland University of Technology is for beginning psychotherapists or students who wish to become psychotherapists.

Visit the official programme website for more information


This degree enables you to apply for interim registration with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand and applicant membership of New Zealand Psychotherapists Association. 

Key facts:

Master of Psychotherapy graduates at Auckland University of Technology  are eligible to join the New Zealand Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists as student members and once qualified will be eligible to register with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Reflexivity and Relational Skills 
  • Relational Theory and Ethical Practice
  • Clinical Assessment and Formulation
  • Theorising Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy Practice 
  • Special Topic

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International Students: Applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on programme availability.




240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed the Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies or equivalent with a B grade average or higher
  • References and a police check are required
  • Must have personal qualities that show suitability for this programme
  • May be required to attend selection interviews
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: must be capable of meeting the Vulnerable Children's Act (VCA 2014) requirements, including police clearance

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5289 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5289 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,711
    • International: NZ$42,282



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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