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 University of Wellington.

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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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Upcoming events

  • Geraldine Smieszhala's PAM

    Geraldine Smieszhala, School of Psychology PhD candidate, will speak on:The role of description and experience…

    Venue: EA 402, Easterfield Building

  • Colloquium Series with Professor Fiona Fidler

    Professor Fiona Fidler of University of Melbourne will speak on:Will this time be different? Scientific…

    Venue: EA 407, Level 4, Easterfield Building