Education and Psychology
Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2014 academic year unless otherwise specified.
On this page:
- Undergraduate information
- Postgraduate information
- How to find out more
- Related subjects and careers
- List of courses
This interdisciplinary BA major in Education and Psychology is for students who have an interest in these disciplines, but may not wish to complete separate majors in both Psychology and Education (which would require considerably more points than the 360 needed for the BA degree).
Students in the major are required to take a 'core' set of Psychology (PSYC) courses, and Educational Psychology and Pedagogy (EPSY) courses, and may complete the balance of the major requirements through their preferred combination of other PSYC and/or other Education courses (EPOL, EPSY, FEDU and KURA).
The individual courses are taught by the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Science, but the degree is offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Prospective students should note that this major does not automatically lead to postgraduate study towards a career as an educational psychologist, and should seek course advice from the Faculty of Education if this is what they wish to pursue.
From 2014 students will not be able to do a double major in Education and Psychology (EDPS) and Psychology (PSYC) or Education and Psychology (EDPS) and Education (EDUC).
Education and Psychology major requirements
- EPSY 141 or 142; PSYC 121 or 122; STAT 193
- EPSY 243 or 244; PSYC 232
- EPSY 342 or 343; PSYC 325
- 30 further points from EPOL, EPSY, FEDU, KURA or PSYC 200-399
- 30 further points from EPOL, EPSY, FEDU, KURA or PSYC 300-399
Information about postgraduate study for Education and Psychology can be found on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences website.
Please note: A BA major in Education and Psychology does not fulfil the prerequisites for entry to Psychology for Honours.
For information about postgraduate study in Educational Psychology contact:
Student and Academic Services Office
Faculty of Education
Level 2, Waghorn Block
Phone: 04-463 9500
You can order more information on this subject using our Request for Study Material form.
Victoria's Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.
Education courses are taught in the Faculty of Education.
School of Educational Psychology and Pedagogy (SEPP)
Level 3, Malcolm Block, Karori Campus
Phone: 04-463 9502
Fax: 04-463 9521
Psychology courses are taught within the School of Psychology, Floors 3, 4, 5 and 6, Easterfield Building.School of Psychology—Te Kura Matai Hinengaro
Reception Level 6, Easterfield Building
Phone: 04-463 5373
The BA degree is administered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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|100 Level Courses|
EPSY 141 – Human Development and Learning
EPSY 142 – Understanding Behaviour: Working with People
PSYC 121 – Introduction to Psychology 1
PSYC 122 – Introduction to Psychology 2
|200 Level Courses|
EPSY 243 – Educational Psychology
EPSY 244 – Issues in Human Development
PSYC 232 – Research Methods in Psychology
|300 Level Courses|
EPSY 342 – Educational Psychology: Diverse Learners
EPSY 343 – Youth and Life Challenges
PSYC 325 – Advanced Research Methods in Psychology