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Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Widely regarded as the centre of Applied Psychology in New Zealand, Psychology at Waikato offers numerous study options for those keen to pursue this remarkable discipline.

Career opportunities

  • Behaviour Analyst
  • Clinical or Community Psychologist
  • Community Programme Coordinator
  • Human Resource Adviser
  • Private Practitioner
  • Research Scientist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

As a social science, Psychology focuses on individuals within the context of families, organisations and other groups, communities, cultures and societies. As a biological science, Psychology studies the senses (hearing, vision, touch) and how the brain and physiological systems relate to behaviour. 

As a cognitive science, Psychology studies perception, attention, memory, thinking and language understanding. The study of development, personality, learning and motivation are also part of Psychology at Waikato, as is animal behaviour and welfare.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • A Statement of Research Interest
  • A Sample of your Academic writing
  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates for qualifications held
  • Academic References
  • A copy of your passport or birth certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38475 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38475 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6883 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6883 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1470 - 2020 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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