Master of Arts in Psychology

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Master of Arts in Psychology

Auckland University of Technology
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  • Masters
  • 2 years


The Master of Arts is a programme of advanced study and research. Our alumni are known for their skills as competent researchers with advanced analytical, planning and critical thinking skills.

The range of options within the Master of Arts creates a very flexible course of study, with a strong emphasis on research. You'll demonstrate a high level of professionalism, independence and leadership in your chosen field and show the ability to engage in a sustained period of research. You may choose to progress to further study at doctoral level.

Further your knowledge and research expertise in the field of psychology with the Psychology specialisation in the Master of Arts.

You gain a thorough understanding of contemporary issues in social and developmental psychology, and research an area of your interest. You hone your understanding of psychology and critical thinking skills, develop and apply research and analytical skills, and practise communicating research findings to academic and non-academic audiences.

The programme can also serve as a pathway to further study at doctoral level.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts OR Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Must have completed the relevant prerequisite papers in the selected subject area for this degree with a B grade average or higher

Courses Units

You complete the Master of Arts in Psychology with papers and a 120-point research thesis.

Complete the following papers

  • HEAL811 Integrative Research
  • PSYC880 Advanced Theory in Social and Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC881 Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology
  • PSYC882 Contemporary Issues in Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC883 Readings in Psychology

And complete one of

  • HEAL808 Quantitative Research
  • HEAL810 Quantitative Research II

And complete a thesis

  • PSYC999 MA Psychology Thesis

More Information

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

Career Opportunities

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