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
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Summer Course – PSYC 101 Popular Psychology

An online introductory course to the field of psychology, bringing a scientific approach to social issues. Course Dates: 19 November - 19 December 2018.

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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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    Heatwaves and other extreme weather events caused by climate change could have profound implications for personality traits and mental health, Ronald Fischer warned in his inaugural public lecture as a Professor of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Upcoming events

  • EPC 2019

    46th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology. Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Colloquium Series - Dr David White

    As part of our regular Colloquium Series, Dr David White of UNSW Sydney will speak…

    Venue: EA527, 5th floor Easterfield Building