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. In the 2016 QS International rankings, we are ranked 29th in the world, which is the highest ranking for Psychology in New Zealand.

Take a look at what you can study

From theories of personality and development to gender power and sexuality, studying with the School of Psychology will take you to the cutting edge of this discipline. View our 2018 handbooks.

Join 233 cities in Climathon

The University of Auckland is hosting Auckland's first ever Climathon over 24 hours on 27 October. Read the blogs from our contributing scientists and others - and get involved!

Growing up in New Zealand

Find out how the work of Associate Professor Karen Waldie and senior lecturer Dr Elizabeth Peterson contributes to our understanding of young people - and how much they enjoy making a difference.

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.

  • Nordic teaching tour
    20 October 2017
    Professor Virginia Braun (Ginny) from the School of Psychology, has returned home from three weeks teaching the ins and outs of thematic analysis to Nordic doctoral students and in some cases academic staff.
  • Early career research award to inequality researcher
    11 October 2017
    Senior Lecturer of political psychology Danny Osborne from the University of Auckland has been awarded the inaugural Te Apārangi early career research award in social sciences from the New Zealand Royal Society.
  • The School of Psychology launches Māori and Pasifika Psychology bibliography resources
    06 October 2017
    The School of Psychology proudly launched two new Māori and Pasifika Psychology bibliography resources in September to support the growth and advancement of Māori and Pasifika-led research and scholarship in psychology.