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.

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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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EPC 2019

46th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology. 24th - 27th April

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  • Adolescents and the Youth Justice System

    Research by Forensic Psychology Master’s student Pip Dean has shown significant differences in how groups of adolescents interact with and respond to New Zealand’s Youth Justice System.

  • Forensic psychology students share latest research

    Last month, students from Victoria University of Wellington’s Forensic Psychology Master’s and PhD programmes came together to hold the Forensic Psychology Student Annual Conference.

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Upcoming events

  • Experimental Psychology Conference

    46th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology. Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington 24th – 27th April 2019.