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Arts - Psychology, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #266 (QS) Hamilton, New Zealand
From analysing the reasons for anger to considering the best way to train dogs, the study of Arts - Psychology at the University of Waikato allows insight into countless intriguing facets of cognitive function. Widely regarded as the centre of Applied Psychology in New Zealand, Psychology at Waikato offers numerous study options for those keen to pursue this remarkable discipline.

Overview

At Waikato, we offer plenty of flexibility to adapt learning to suit your desired focus. Psychology can be taken as a major for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Sciences and Bachelor of Science - unlike any other university in New Zealand.

As a social science, Arts - Psychology at the University of Waikato focuses on individuals within the context of families, organisations and other groups, communities, cultures and societies. As a biological science, Psychology studies the senses (hearing, vision, touch) and how the brain and physiological systems relate to behaviour. As a cognitive science, Psychology studies perception, attention, memory, thinking and language understanding. The study of development, personality, learning and motivation are also part of Psychology at Waikato, as is animal behaviour and welfare.

Career opportunities

  • Behaviour Analyst
  • Clinical or Community Psychologist
  • Community Programme Coordinator
  • Human Resource Adviser
  • Private Practitioner
  • Research Scientist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Psychology as a Social Science
  • Brain, Cognition, and Development
  • Behavioural Psychology and Perception
  • Understanding Psychological Research
  • Work Placement
  • Perspectives on Counselling
  • Community, Culture and Diversity: Applied Social Psychology
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Psychological Perspectives and Child Development
  • Abnormal Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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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

  • International

    16316 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16316 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4086 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4086 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Fees (Domestic): NZD 6,117 per year
  • Fees (International): NZD 24,425 per year

Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1470 - 2020 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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