Master of Health Psychology

Victoria University of Wellington

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Entry requirements

Entry to the Master of Health Psychology requires a Bachelor of Health in Health Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology or Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or an equivalent qualification, with an average grade of at least B. Students who do not meet the minimum grade average may be permitted to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology and apply to progress to the Master of Health Psychology on the basis of their performance in the PGDipHlthPsyc.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Successful completion of the Master of Health Psychology followed by the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology Practice will mean graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a psychologist. Employment options for graduates of the Master of Health who do not proceed to the PGDipHlthPsycPrac include health promotion, health policy, public health, and other mental health and wellbeing roles in both district health boards and non-governmental agencies. Other MHlthPsyc graduates may proceed to doctoral study and pursue academic and research careers.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Behavioural Science at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary



Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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Victoria Students' Psychology Society (VSPS) Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office



Approximately $500

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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