Doctoral in Psychology Courses at New Zealand Universities

Doctoral in Psychology courses that are offered at New Zealand are limited to three New Zealand Universities only, and these three New Zealand Universities offer five Doctor of Psychology courses through full time study mode. Let us now look into what each of this New Zealand University individually has in store for a Prospective student of Doctor of Psychology course.

University of Auckland was established back in 1883 and back in those days it was a part of the University of New Zealand. This was the only New Zealand University that made it to the top fifty of the ‘THES- QS World University Rankings’. Later in 2009 it was however ranked at 61. The Department of Psychology at University of Auckland offers two Doctor of Psychology courses. The first one is a PhD specializing in Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology, and the second one is a PhD in Psychology. Both of these Doctor of Psychology courses are full time courses. The annual fee is New Zealand Dollars 5,100 and is common to both the courses.

University of Waikato is another good place to be in if you would like to study a course that offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology. This is a two year long full time doctoral course, with an annual fee of New Zealand Dollars 24,165. University of Waikato got its Psychology Department back in the year 1965. It’s interesting that at that time there was only one staff member namely Professor James Ritchie in this entire Psychology Department. Presently, there are 18 full time teaching faculties in this Department of Psychology.

University of Canterbury at New Zealand also offers a two year full time Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology course. The annual fee for this course is however 5,540 New Zealand Dollars only, and this is much lower a course fee when compared with that of University of Waikato. The facilities include Modern computer laboratories, Virtual reality equipments, a broad range of latest video recording and editing equipments and many other equipments and tools for animal behavior, neuroscience research and teaching. This New Zealand University has mainly four research groups namely Social Perception Group, Canterbury Child Development Research Group, ADHD Diagnostic Assessment and Research Unit and New Zealand Institute for language, Brain and Behavior.


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