Why to study
You'll choose your specialist area in behaviour analysis, community psychology or organisational psychology. You'll develop a detailed understanding of the underlying ideas relating to your chosen area, as well as learn about the fundamental principles and guiding values connected to your specialist field.
During your Master of Applied Psychology - Community Psychology studies at the University of Waikato, you'll be given opportunities to gain relevant hands-on experience. This will be through getting involved in work placements and projects, where you'll be connected with a range of organisations and community groups.
The type of workplaces you'll be placed in depends on the specialist area you've chosen. You could have a placement in an educational environment such as a school, university or special education venue. You may do a project at a research institution or in a private practice. Perhaps you'll work with business and industry, or in the health sector. You may have a placement in a governmental agency, or if it fits in with your specialist area, a zoo.
Community Psychology as an applied social science encourages inter-disciplinary approaches to learning, including sociology, community development, education and the policy sciences. Community psychologists contribute their expertise in a number of health and social services to encourage healthy people and communities. They develop, support and evaluate interventions that enhance health outcomes for individuals, whānau and communities.
- Community Psychologist
- Community Programme Coordinator
- Team leader for disabilities support agency
- Kaiwhakahaere (Iwi Liaison Policy Analyst)
- Consumer Participation Coordinator
- Social Development Manager
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- Evaluation Research Design
- Evaluation Research Analysis
- Indigenous Psychologies
- Foundations of Community Psychology
- Community Health Psychology
- 24 months
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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)
International25932 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25932 USD per year during 24 months.
National5553 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5553 USD per year during 24 months.
- Domestic: $7,705-$8,505 per year
- International: $35,980 per year
Living costs for Hamilton
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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