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.

Need a 489 Supervisor?

To study a BSc (Hons) in Psychology you will need a supervisor for your PSYC 489 research project. Don't have one?


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.

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Available subjects

  • Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology

Colloquium Series

The School of Psychology hosts speakers from universities around the globe. Join us for coffee and bagels while listening to the latest research from these esteemed academics.

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    Psychology PhD student, Daniel Wegerhoff argues that the right to vote sends the message that we want them to engage in society in a positive way.

  • Improving mental health in rainbow communities

    Research from the School of Psychology has helped create a new resource to address the high rate of mental health difficulties faced by New Zealand’s rainbow communities.

  • Developing a typology of child sexual exploitation offenders

    Master of Forensic Psychology student Elsemiek Griemink has spent the past year working with the Department of Internal Affairs to help provide better data on individuals who access, produce, and distribute sexually exploitative material featuring children in New Zealand.

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Upcoming events

  • Justin Murphy's PAM

    Justin Murphy, a PhD Candidate of VUW, will speak on:Does mindfulness change how we deal…

    Venue: EA407, 4th Floor, Easterfield Building