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 one 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.


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30 May 2016 Welcome to Paris Pidduck
Paris Pidduck has recently joined the School of Psychology as our new Kaiāwhina Tauira. Read more
4 April 2016 Opening the book on youth wellbeing
A Victoria University of Wellington project has launched a new graphic novel to help spread the word about how young New Zealanders struggling with self-harm can seek help. Read more
9 March 2016 Welcome to Dr Alia Martin
The School of Psychology recently welcomed Dr Alia Martin, who strengthens our developmental psychology team. Read more

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Paris Pidduck

Paris Pidduck is the new Kaiāwhina Tauira for the School of Psychology.

Paris has a real passion for working with Māori and Pasifika people, and helping them reach their potential.

Read more about Paris.

Postgraduate study

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

New course being offered in 2016!

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