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University of Otago

12 months
28386 USD/year
6908 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Psychology is the science of behaviour. Psychologists study the way humans (and other animals) interact with the world and each other. This Postgraduate Diploma in Science - Psychology is offered by University of Otago.


Key Features

Postgraduate Diploma in Science - Psychology from University of Otago examines how our abilities change with age, and what might underlie abnormal behaviour. It investigates how we process and store information using our senses and memory, and how our experiences shape our behaviour.

Psychologists also study how behaviour relates to the functioning of the brain, and why things such as drugs, hormone levels and lack of sleep can influence the way we behave. Applied psychologists use this knowledge to address problems as diverse as sleep disorders, industrial relations, phobias, drug rehabilitation, aircraft safety and hyperactivity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Behaviour Analysis
  • Assessment in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Assessment in Clinical Psychology Practice 
  • Clinical Neuropsychologyr
  • Foundations of Clinical Intervention
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • Advanced Topics in Health Psychology
  • Contexts of Development
  • Advanced Topics in Behaviour Analysis
  • Social Cognition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28386 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6908 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $9,501.00
  • International: $39,041

Living costs for Dunedin

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.


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