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.

How to apply

To study at Victoria you need to first gain admission and then apply to enrol. If you're a returning student, you still need to re-enrol.


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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  • Study shows prejudice strongly influenced by inequality

    New research co-led by a Victoria University of Wellington researcher shows that encouraging interpersonal interactions to reduce prejudice—a key strategy used around the world—might not be as effective as previously thought.

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    Studying the struggle of self-control

    Research from Victoria University of Wellington is investigating how to help people be more self-controlled and focus on long-term gain rather than immediate rewards.

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Upcoming events

  • Colloquium Series

    A/ Prof Galina Bolden will speak on Enacting culture through conversational repair

    Venue: SU217 2nd floor Student Union Building