Welcome to the School of Psychology


The School of Psychology is one of the largest in the University and is also, we believe, one of the very best.

Enrol for 2019

After gaining admission to a programme of study and accepting your offer of place online, you can enrol for courses. Enrol early to get into the courses and class times you want. Find out more.

Our subject is ranked 36th

According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by subject, psychology at the University of Auckland is ranked 36th equal in the world. Find out more.

The evolutionary miracle of language

From gestures, to pantomime, to modern speech: what makes human language so unique? Emeritus Professor Michael C. Corballis takes a close look.

We lead psychological science, scholarship and practice and most of our academic staff have impressive international research reputations, and several are recognised among the world leaders in their fields. Our teaching is very highly regarded, and we have several winners of Distinguished Teaching Awards on our staff. We see a strong link between research and teaching as the unique advantage that studying at a major international university offers.

Read more about our notable achievements, awards and rankings.
 

  • University of Auckland science research attracts major funding
    08 November 2018
    Three of 15 leading-edge research projects within the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland have attracted funding from this year’s Marsden fund. Find out more.
  • Science lectures part of Spring Week on campus
    06 November 2018
    Language, sand and sex differences feature in three of the Spring Week lectures, open to the public. Find out more about these Faculty of Science lectures and others available to adult learners.
  • The new Dr Who and a view of dyspraxia
    22 October 2018
    Liz Fairgray, a clinical educator in the Programme of Speech Sciences, investigates the term dyspraxia and tries to add some layers of depth to the description. She shares her thoughts with Newsroom.
  • Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers
    19 September 2018
    Pioneering women scientists who helped pave the way for others are being honoured as part of Women’s Suffrage 125 celebrations by having the University of Auckland’s science departments and schools named after them for the week.
  • Doctoral workshops with Hugh Kearns Event as iCalendar
    04 December 2018 - 05 December 2018
    Achieve maximum productivity and gain research and writing strategies for life when ThinkWell’s Hugh Kearns brings his international lecture tour to Auckland this December. These practical workshops are doctoral-focussed but free to ALL research postgraduates. Read more and book your place on the 4 December (2pm) and 5 December (10am).