The human mind presents some of science’s greatest challenges, and an understanding of behaviour is key to solving some of humanity’s most pressing problems. Join Victoria’s School of Psychology to understand human nature and explain both the strange and everyday behaviour you see around you.

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 our academic staff, each of whom works at the forefront in their respective area.

2017 New Student Orientation

Victoria puts on New Students’ Orientation programmes at the start of Trimesters One and Two to help you settle in. Find out about the upcoming orientation.


Understand human behaviour. Study Psychology as part of a Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Arts, or choose from the postgraduate options offered by Victoria.

Available subjects

  • Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
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  • Little helpers—children care about whats good for you

    Research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests that when children help others they demonstrate paternalistic behaviour and the ability to consider what someone wants as well as what’s good for them.

  • APS Rising Star Nomination

    Dr Alia Martin, has been selected as a Rising Star in the Association for Psychological Science.

  • Welcome to Dr Maaike Helmus

    We are very pleased to welcome Dr Maaike Helmus to our Forensic Psychology team as a lecturer in the MSc programme.

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Upcoming events

  • Rana Asgarova's PAM

    Rana Asgarova, School of Psychology Ph.D Candidate Will speak on;Experiential probability discounting of gains and…

    Venue: Easterfield, Room EA 407