Arts - Psychology

Massey University

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
19451 USD/year
4271 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts - Psychology from Massey University, you can take your undergraduate study of psychology to the next level.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts - Psychology from Massey University will build on your undergraduate psychology degree. You’ll study in more detail the thoughts, feelings and actions of individuals and groups in social and cultural contexts. Studying psychology will help you make sense of the human impact on the world.

Learning outcomes

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts  - Psychology from Massey University can also be your pathway to a higher research degree. You can combine it with a Master of Arts by thesis (120 credits) to gain the coursework and research components for entry into programmes that lead to registration as a psychologist (the Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology and the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Practice).

Massey graduates more researchers and clinical psychologists than any other university in New Zealand. We’re connected to a wide range of community and statutory organisations, and produce unique and applied psychology research and training that’s recognised nationally and internationally. This expertise enhances the reputation of your degree and ensures your knowledge is relevant to today’s society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Postmodernism and Psychology
  • Applied Criminal Psychology (restricted numbers)
  • Advanced Psychology of Women
  • Child and Family Therapy (restricted numbers)
  • Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology (restricted numbers)
  • Advanced Experimental Psychology
  • Advanced Social Psychology (30 credits)
  • Psychology and Culture

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.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will have completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (or equivalent) with a major in Psychology.
  • You will complete 120 credits of 700 level courses, selected from those listed on the programme schedule, including the compulsory course 175.738 Psychological Research; Principles of Design.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19451 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19451 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4271 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4271 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30100 NZD


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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Arts - Psychology
Massey University