Applied Psychology - Community Psychology, Master | University of Waikato | Hamilton, New Zealand
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Applied Psychology - Community Psychology

24 months
38915 USD/year
8888 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Studying for your Master of Applied Psychology - Community Psychology at the University of Waikato allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of one of three key areas of applied psychology.


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.

Career opportunities

  • Community Psychologist
  • Community Programme Coordinator
  • Team leader for disabilities support agency
  • Kaiwhakahaere (Iwi Liaison Policy Analyst)
  • Consumer Participation Coordinator
  • Social Development Manager

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Evaluation Research Design
  • Evaluation Research Analysis
  • Indigenous Psychologies 
  • Foundations of Community Psychology
  • Community Health Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 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

  • 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)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38915 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38915 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8888 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 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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