School of Psychology

School of Psychology

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

Do you want to understand human nature, and explain both the strange and everyday behaviour you see around you? If so, then studying psychology at Victoria might be for you. 

Whether you want to pursue a career as a clinical or forensic psychologist, or you want to develop your skills and knowledge that will equip you for any career path, then studying psychology at Victoria is a great option. We are the recognised number 1 School of Psychology in New Zealand in terms of research quality and output, and you will be taught by lecturers who are leading international figures in their field.  


There are no upcoming events


29 September 2015 Motivating action on climate change
Dr Taciano Milfont is part of an international team whose research into what motivates people to take action on climate change has just been published in the prestigious Nature Climate Change. Read more
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

More news »

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 perceive and recognise objects, especially faces.

Read about Tirta's research and teaching

Frangipani and fern

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.