The human mind presents some of science’s greatest challenges, and an understanding of behaviour is key to solving some of humanity’s most pressing problems. Join Victoria’s School of Psychology to understand human nature and explain both the strange and everyday behaviour you see around you.

We are the recognised number one School of Psychology in New Zealand in terms of research quality and output, and you will be taught by our academic staff, each of whom works at the forefront in their respective area.

2017 New Student Orientation

Victoria puts on New Students’ Orientation programmes at the start of Trimesters One and Two to help you settle in. Find out about the upcoming orientation.


Understand human behaviour. Study Psychology as part of a Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Arts, or choose from the postgraduate options offered by Victoria.

Available subjects

  • Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
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  • Colloquium Series

    Professor Mary Fristad of Ohio State University Will speak on;Fish Oil and Family Therapy: What…

    Venue: EA527, Easterfield Building

  • Emma Ashcroft's PAM

    Emma Ashcroft, Victoria University of Wellington Ph.D. Candidate Will speak on;Visual deficits in dyslexia: theoretical…

    Venue: EA527, 5th Floor Easterfield Building

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    Dr Christel Devue of Victoria University Wellington Will speak on;What can spiders, portrait artists and…

    Venue: EA407, 4th Floor Easterfield Building.