School of Psychology

School of Psychology

Know your Potential; Know your Mind: Study Psychology at Victoria

Do you often find yourself intrigued by others and trying to understand why people do the things they do? If so, then studying Psychology at Victoria sounds like it is for you!

Studying psychology is a fascinating and dynamic journey. Whether you want to pursue a career as a clinical psychologist, a psychological researcher, or you are still undecided but know that psychology sounds like something you would love, you can be confident that studying psychology will provide you with a multitude of skills that will equip you for any career path. Graduates with degrees in psychology are sought after by employers for their insight and scientific understanding of complex human behaviours.

The journey of studying psychology will not just help you to understand others, but to understand yourself too. 


Sep4Public LecturesColloquium Series - Matthew Spittal
Date: 4 September 2015
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: EA527, Easterfield building, Kelburn Campus
As part of our Colloquium Series Dr Matthew Spittal will speak on "Public health approaches to preventing suicide and deliberate self-harm". Read more
Sep5-6ConferencesKiwiCAM Conference
Date: 5–6 September 2015
Time: 8.30 am
Venue: Kelburn Campus, Victoria University
The popular KiwiCam conference in memory and cognition is coming to Victoria! Read more

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1 September 2015 New course offered in 2016
In 2016 the School of Psychology will introduce a new 200-level course on lifespan development. Read more
31 August 2015 Probing the differences in brain activity may help people with depression
Victoria University psychology student Rosie Moody is researching the differences in the brains of people who are prone to depression. Read more
31 August 2015 Question order may manipulate witness testimony
Common police and court practice could be unwittingly manipulating witnesses' memories, new research suggests. Read more

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New course being offered in 2016!

In 2016 the School of Psychology will introduce a new 200-level course on lifespan development.


Dr Tirta Susilo recently joined our cognitive neuroscience programme. Tirta's research focuses on how we preceive and recognise objects, especially faces.

Read about Tirta's research and teaching

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Te Kura Matai Hinengaro Bicultural Award

The School of Psychology will award full or partial fee waivers for Māori and Pasifika students accepted and enrolled in full-time study at fourth year level, or in the Clinical Psychology programme.


Summer course - PSYC 101

This summer we are again running PSYC 101, an online course which is internally assessed through six online tests.

Postgraduate study

Victoria University offers New Zealand’s only programmes in Forensic Psychology and Cross-cultural Psychology.