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Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology

  • Masters (Coursework)

If you're keen to understand your own learning, the multiple dimensions of learners in their formal and informal learning contexts, and the complex environments and settings we learn in, the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology is for you.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
Online

About this course

If you're keen to understand your own learning, the multiple dimensions of learners in their formal and informal learning contexts, and the complex environments and settings we learn in, the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology is for you.

As a leader in education, a teacher, an educator, or someone working in the community, this programme will develop your expertise, understanding and empathy in working alongside others. You'll use contemporary assessment, learning, and change processes and tools. We have a strong bicultural programme to represent our context of Aotearoa New Zealand and our inclusive multicultural society.

Entry requirements

To enter the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology you will have:

  • been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree in education, psychology, counselling, social work, speech language therapy, or a related relevant discipline, having achieved a grade average of at least a B in the highest level courses (or equivalent), and
  • passed at least 60 credits of approved psychology courses including at least 45 credits at 200-level or higher. These courses could be organisational/social psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, neuropsychology or developmental psychology.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Successful completion of the Master of Educational Psychology or the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology will not give automatic entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology (the internship).

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology (the internship) is by selected entry only. To be eligible to apply for this internship, you will have a GPA of B+ or higher in your master's qualification.

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

Your Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology can lead to numerous career opportunities. You could be employed in a leadership role in educational contexts. That may be in schools, EC centres, community providers or government bodies.

The Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology is a pathway programme to the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology internship.

This is accredited with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and enables you to become a registered educational psychologist.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.