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Bridging Programme - Graduate Diploma in Science or Certificate of Proficiency

Options for students who already have a Bachelors degree in another subject (not Psychology) who wish to gain the equivalent of a Psychology Major.

Bridging into Psychology is a possible option for students who already have a Bachelors degree in another subject (not Psychology) who wish to gain comprehensive knowledge in Psychology in order to gain a formal qualification in Psychology and/or continue to postgraduate study in Psychology (BA/BSc(Hons), PGDipArts/Science).

The Graduate Diploma in Science (GradDipSci) is recommended for students who have no courses in Psychology in their Bachelors degree. Students enrolled in this programme will be required to complete 3 Stage II courses and 5 Stage III courses in Psychology to fulfil the requirements for the School of Psychology to consider application to Psychology postgraduate study. If planning to continue into Psychology postgraduate study we strongly recommend students take PSYCH 306. The regulations for the GradDipSci can be found in the University of Auckland Calendar.

The Certificate of Proficiency option is recommended for students who have taken some Psychology courses in their Bachelors Degree. In consultation with our Bridging Programme Advisors, this option can give students a certain number of undergraduate courses to fulfil the prerequisite requirements for application to postgraduate study in Psychology. NOTE: There is no formal qualification attached to this option.If you wish to discuss applying to the Bridging Programme, please contact either Michelle Burstall m.burstall@auckland.ac.nz or Andrea Mead a.mead@auckland.ac.nz