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Industrial Work and Organisational Psychology

In 2016 the Industrial Work and Organisational (IWO) Psychology Programme is unavailable.  There is one postgraduate paper available – PSYCH 761 Organisational Psychology. 

Students may take this course either as part of Honours or a PGDip Science or PGDip Arts. Course descriptions can be found on the School of Psychology website

Other relevant papers that complement organisational psychology include the social psychology papers PSYCH 700 Political Psychology, PSYCH 715 Psychology and Sustainability, PSYCH 716 Social Psychology and Interpersonal Processes, PSYCH 726: Emotion and Identity: Social Psychological Investigations, PSYCH 731 Social Psychology and Intergroup Processes.

The two research methods papers are also recommended PSYCH 743 Critical Qualitative Research and PSYCH 744 Experimental Design and Quantitative Methods for Psychology, especially for those considering applying for Masters.

Students may also benefit from taking courses in the Business School in the Department of Management and International Business, although should note that postgraduate students are restricted to one or two courses outside of their major: MGMT 711 Strategic Human Resource Management, MGMT 712 Advanced Human Resource Practice, MGMT 713 Performance Management and Reward Systems, and MGMT 714 Advanced Employment Relations.

Once you have completed either Honours or a PGDip Science or PGDip Arts, if you want to continue, Masters is then a separate degree done purely through research.  For this, you would need to find a topic and a supervisor that you fit with, and who is willing to supervise you.

Our post-Masters Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (IWO) is currently suspended for 2016. The University of Waikato and Massey University offer equivalent diplomas that provide a basis for applying to be a registered psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. The other route to registration is via the Defence Force, who employ and support intern psychologists to gain experience such that they can apply for registration.