School of Psychology

School of Psychology

2012 PBRF - Psychology at Victoria is Still the Best!

It's official. The School of Psychology ranked number one for research in 2006 has once again taken out top honours in the latest PBRF round. In addition the School has received more national teaching awards than any other psychology department in New Zealand.

Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour. It is both a thriving academic discipline and a vital professional practice.

Study options in the School of Psychology range from professional postgraduate qualifications to undergraduate courses that complement subjects as diverse as criminology, biology, anthropology and design. In fact, an understanding of how people work enhances any course of study.


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