The Human Development programme at the University of Waikato explores the development of individuals, families, groups and communities throughout the human lifespan. It is important for those wishing to go into professions such as youth work, eldercare, social work, counselling and teaching. An understanding of human development is relevant to many other careers that involve working with or for people.
Papers develop skills relevant to career objectives such as human relations, human services, programme planning, community liaison, counselling, policy and evaluation, administration of programs concerned with the family or other groups and research.
Graduates gain a solid foundation in theory and research to understand and explain the development of people from the early years through to old age, have the ability to examine how different contexts influence people's lives, learning and behaviour, and are able to apply this knowledge to specific life situation
Human Development is available as a major and a graduate level subject in the following areas:
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Studies - School of Arts, School of Social Sciences and the School of EducationBachelor of Social Sciences - School of Education
It may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject with other undergraduate degrees (subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies). Human Development papers also count towards Education and Teaching degrees.
- Community or Iwi Development Coordinator
- Community Educator
- Policy Analyst/ Advisor
- Community Advocate
- Social Services Advocate
- International Aid Worker
- Learning Application Developer
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Working with Groups
- Discourse and Counselling Psychologies
- Counselling and Contexts
- Contemporary Issues in Disability and Inclusion Studies
- Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and Critical Theories
- Research Methods
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership Human Resource Management View 5 other Masters in Human Resource Management in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Birth certificate, passport and permits
- Evidence of citizenship
- Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
- A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
- Evidence of any previous tertiary study
- Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
- A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required.
International22724 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22724 USD per year during 12 months.
National5101 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5101 USD per year during 12 months.
- Fees (Domestic): $7,098-$8,505 per year
- Fees (International): $31,615 - $35,980 (120 pts) or $47,425 - $53,970 (180 pts)
Living costs for Hamilton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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