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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Psychology)

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  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū

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Entry requirements

Admission to this programme is open to students who have completed one of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology or close equivalent;
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in Psychology, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Arts endorsed in Psychology;
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Arts in Psychology.

Students must have achieved a B grade average over the 200 and 300-level courses in Psychology.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Psychology) structure

You complete and pass courses to the value of 120 credits at 700-level from the BA(Hons) Psychology schedule, including the compulsory courses with the research report usually taken as the final course. This qualification will be awarded with a class of Honours.

Note: not all courses are available in each semester.


All requirements must be completed within one year for full-time study or within three years for part-time study.

Note: Students intending to proceed to a professional qualification in Psychology (such as the Postgraduate Diploma of Psychological Practice or Postgraduate Diploma of Industrial Organisational Psychology) must complete either a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts prior to enrolment in the Master of Arts degree. Students will then complete the Master of Arts degree with 120 credits.

These arrangements are necessary to ensure appropriate professional registration is subsequently possible.


Compulsory Courses (45 credits)

175.738 Psychological Research: Principles of Design
175.799 Research Report (30 credits)

Plus 75 credits selected from courses listed on the programme schedule.

Restricted courses

The following courses have a restricted number of places available:
175.719 Applied Criminal Psychology
175.721 Child and Family Therapy
175.722 Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology
175.730 Professional Practice in Psychology
175.734 Child Clinical Neuropsychology
175.751 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
175.761 Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
175.781 Clinical Psychopathology
175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment
175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions

You are welcome to enrol in these courses however; selection for these courses will not be made until mid-January. Applicants who are initially unsuccessful in securing a place are welcome to apply to wait-list for possible vacancies. You can request to wait-list on the Courses overview page, which is accessible from the Qualifications and courses tab in your Student Homepage.

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