Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology are detailed on the regulations button.

  • a completed Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Speech Language Therapy, or a related relevant discipline, having achieved a grade average of at least a B in the highest level courses (or equivalent) and
  • at least 60 credits of approved psychology courses including at least 45 credits at 200 level or higher.

What documents do you need to supply to support your application?

  • a copy of your academic transcript/s

Any student who intends to apply for selection and admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology (the internship) is required to have successfully completed 60 credits in approved undergraduate psychology courses, including at least 45 credits at 200 level or higher. These courses could be organisational/social psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, neuropsychology or developmental psychology.

Successful completion of the Master of Educational Psychology or the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology will not give automatic entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology (the internship).

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology (the internship) is by Selected Entry only. To be eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology (the internship), applicants will have a GPA of B+ or higher in their Master’s qualification.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Transition

Candidates who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Educational Psychology) and satisfy the entry requirements for the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology may transfer and complete the following 120 credits: 30 credits of 256.7xx courses, 256.855 and 256.847.

Candidates who have not yet completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Educational Psychology) may apply to transfer to the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology providing that they meet the entry requirements and can satisfy all requirements as specified in the regulations.

In all cases candidates must complete the requirements within the timeframes for completions as specified in the Transition Provisions or the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology structure

To find out how to plan your study and/or to see the courses that are necessary to complete the programme, please click on the regulations button. If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course Search.

To be awarded the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology, students will complete a total of 240 credits made up of Part One and Part Two, and attend all contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

For progression from Part One to Part Two students must have maintained a B+ grade average over Part One courses.

Note: If you are studying part-time, the research methods courses are prerequisites for undertaking research in Part Two of the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology. It is recommended that you complete your research methods courses just prior to undertaking your research, that is, after your content courses.

Completion of this programme requires attendance at compulsory block workshops at the Auckland campus.

Concessions

Candidates who have been awarded or qualified for the Resource Postgraduate Diploma in Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) or the Postgraduate Diploma Resource Teacher: Literacy (RTLit), with a grade average of at least a B, or equivalent, shall follow a flexible course of study which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

  1. Part Two as specified in the schedule to the degree;

and including:

attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

Majors or endorsements

The Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology is awarded without a subject.

In cases of sufficient merit, the Master of Educational and Development Psychology may be awarded with a class of Honours.


How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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