Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2014 academic year unless otherwise specified.
On this page:
- Undergraduate information
- Postgraduate information
- How to find out more
- Related subjects and careers
- List of courses
This subject is taught by the School of Psychology.
How can we explain how people react to different situations? What's normal?
Students of Psychology ask questions about normal and abnormal behaviours and try to provide answers that incorporate an understanding of the way we think, the way we interact with others, our cultural identity, our biological make-up, our environment, and our experiences. You will study under staff with international reputations, and explore topics like abnormal psychology, how the brain and behaviour are linked, how memory works, and how children gather their language as they begin to speak.
Because Psychology is both an art and a science, we offer a major in Psychology for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc). Whether you choose a BA or a BSc will depend on what other subjects you are interested in.
Graduates with degrees in Psychology are sought after by employers for their insight and scientific understanding of complex human behaviours.
BA and BSc major requirements
- PSYC 121, 122, STAT 193
- PSYC 232; 45 further 200-level PSYC points
- PSYC 325; 45 further 300-level PSYC points
Note: From 2014 students will not be able to do a double major in Psychology (PSYC) and the Education and Psychology (EDPS) as described in the BA statute.
Postgraduate qualifications in Psychology
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
- Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology)
- Graduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology)
- Master of Science
- Master of Arts
- MSc in Cross-Cultural Psychology
- MSc in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
- MSc in Forensic Psychology
- PhD in Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
You can order more information on this subject by registering on our Request for Study Material database.
Victoria's Student Recruitment and Course Advice Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.
Contact the Science Faculty Office or the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Office for information on Admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites and your Application to Study.
Psychology courses are taught within the School of Psychology, Floors 3, 4, 5 and 6, Easterfield Building.
School of Psychology - Te Kura Matai Hinengaro
Reception Level 6, Easterfield Building
Phone: 04 463 5373
Please note: the list below shows undergraduate-level courses only. For a complete course listing, see the list of all Psychology courses.
|On this page:|
|100 Level Courses|
PSYC 101 – Popular Psychology
PSYC 121 – Introduction to Psychology 1
PSYC 122 – Introduction to Psychology 2
|200 Level Courses|
PSYC 221 – Social Psychology
PSYC 231 – Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 232 – Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 233 – Brain and Behaviour
PSYC 235 – Abnormal Psychology
|300 Level Courses|
PSYC 322 – Memory
PSYC 324 – Child Development
PSYC 325 – Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 326 – Discourse and Social Psychology
PSYC 327 – Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
PSYC 331 – Perception and Attention
PSYC 332 – Behaviour Analysis
PSYC 333 – Applied Social Psychology
PSYC 334 – Industrial and Organisational Psychology
PSYC 335 – Psychology, Crime and Law
PSYC 336 – Special Topic
PSYC 337 – Family Psychology
PSYC 338 – Cross-Cultural Psychology