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Arts - Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #287 (QS) Palmerston North, New Zealand| Online
With Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts  - Psychology from Massey University, you can take your undergraduate study of psychology to the next level.

Overview

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

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

    19693 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19693 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4324 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30100 NZD

Living costs for Palmerston North

  • 1100 - 2100 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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