Welcome from the Head of the School of Psychology.
Nau mai, haere mai
Welcome to the School of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington. We are in the very top tier of psychology schools in New Zealand and have an outstanding international reputation. Our academics are exceptional researchers and teachers, who are passionate about solving the mysteries of the mind, the brain, and behaviour.
The School of Psychology offers an extensive range of courses that cover fundamental aspects of psychological science, as well as allowing for specialisation in areas such as clinical psychology, forensic psychology, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, and cross-cultural psychology. In our school you will learn how psychologists conduct scientific research and how they translate research knowledge in practical ways to help make the world a better place. We prepare our students not just for careers in Psychology but also in any field that relies on understanding human thinking and behaviour—fields such as education, marketing, politics, health care, law, administration, and media.
The School of Psychology is on the University's main Kelburn Campus, close to the city centre. With four Crown Research Institutes and Capital and Coast District Health Boards all within easy reach of campus, Wellington offers tremendous opportunities for academic and applied scientific research and clinical experience in psychology.
We want to make your experiences in Psychology enjoyable and informative, and to help you achieve your goals and career aspirations. Whether you are interested in mental health, how the brain works, social relationships, cognitive processes, or developmental change, we think our school can provide a wonderful social and intellectual home for you. We invite you to join us in our pursuit of scientific knowledge.