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.


May25Information EventsPrestigious Postgraduate Scholarships - Info Evening
Date: 25 May 2016
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: HM104, Hugh McKenzie Building, Kelburn Campus
Considering a Masters or PhD in the USA or UK? Find out about the prestigious scholarships that could get you there. Read more
May25University Community EventsPSYC Society Quiz Night
Date: 25 May 2016
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: The Hunter Lounge, Student Union Building, Kelburn Campus
Is your team the smartest? Come along to the Psychology Society’s Quiz Night and find out! Read more

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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
3 March 2016 Child witness research shows importance of mental age
Child witnesses with mild intellectual disabilities are as reliable as other children with the same mental age, research from Victoria University of Wellington has found. Read more

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Dr Alia Martin

Dr Alia Martin recently joined the School of Psychology. Alia's research broadly focuses primarily on infants' understanding of other minds in the context of social cognition and communication.

Read more about Alia's research and teaching.

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.