Welcome to the Dame Mira Szászy School of Psychology

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

Vice-Chancellors Lecture Series 2018

Organised by the Faculty of Science, this four-lecture series addresses some of the barriers to inclusion, participation and success of diverse groups within, and beyond, education and employment.

Suffrage 125 Science

It's the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand and we're renaming our faculty, schools and departments to honour alumnae of note.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

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.

  • 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.
  • Meet the trailblazers | Dame Mira Szászy
    19 September 2018
    Dame Mira Szászy, who shares her name with the School of Psychology for this week, features in the NZ Herald's special series to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage.
  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • The secret life of girls
    12 September 2018
    Join the Faculty of Science's Dr Annette Henderson, a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology, as she observes the play, conversations and fascinating challenges that have been set for a group of five and six-year-old girls. Celebrate the anniversary of Women's Suffrage by following this two-part TVNZ special.
  • Science majors week | choose your major Event as iCalendar
    17 September 2018 - 21 September 2018
    All students currently in their first year are invited to confirm or change their BSc major on Student Services Online (SSO), or discuss their major options with an advisor. Confirming your major(s) early is essential as it ensures that you're on the right path to completing your degree on time and with the subject areas that meet your goals.