School of Psychology

School of Psychology

Know your Potential; Know your Mind: Study Psychology at Victoria in 2015!

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.


At Victoria, you can look forward to exploring a variety of topics including how people come to have entirely false memories about things that never happened to them; understanding the innermost workings of the brain; exploring reasons for why people commit crime; learning about how we really can teach an old dog new tricks! The journey of studying psychology will not just help you to understand others, but to understand yourself too.


» Enrolments are now open for PSYC 121 and PSYC 122


Feb17-20PSYC Survivor 2015
Date: 17–20 February 2015
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade
PSYC Survivor is a four day programme offered to students enrolling in PSYC121 or PSYC122.… Read more

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17 September 2014 Tackling a decline of pharmaceutical success
Professor Bart Ellenbroek will discuss why pharmaceutical success rates are low at an upcoming lecture.  Read more
5 September 2014 Stepfamilies are a growth industry
Opinion: Dr Jan Pryor discusses the growth of stepfamilies and the issues they face. Read more
14 March 2014 Witnessing ritual pain exhausting for loved ones
Witnessing the suffering of loved ones may be more exhausting than actually experiencing pain. Read more

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PSYC Survivor

Register for our four day programme offered to all new first year students interested in enrolling in psychology courses - PSYC 121 and PSYC 122.

First for research

Our commitment to excellence

The School of Psychology has once again taken out top honours in the latest PBRF. The School has also received more national teaching awards than any other psychology department in New Zealand.

Ben Butler-Hogg

"There are so many facets to Psychology that you won't have trouble finding your niche."

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Effective communication is a core part of science. Develop your appreciation of science in society with our new Minor. 

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