Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication and Psychology)

OP701009

Closed to new enrolments

Are you interested in human behaviour and how people communicate?

A Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Communication and Psychology will prepare you for diverse career opportunities in the areas of communication and community services.

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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    400
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    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

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    Study type Trimester
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    Cost
    $14,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

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    Student loan

On completion of this degree, you will be able to understand and evaluate a wide range of social and cultural issues. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of the communication process and how it relates to human behaviour. 

 

Programme update

We are now offering an updated version of this programme. 

New students

If you are a new student, you need to enrol in the updated programme. 

Updated OP701029 Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication and Psychology)

Current students 

If you began studying this programme before Trimester 1, 2016, you can re-enrol as usual in the Choose courses tab.

 

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:

  • analyse and use information logically and critically
  • write concisely and clearly across a variety of formats and contexts
  • communicate effectively at personal, group and organisational levels
  • analyse, address and offer practical solutions complex communication issues
  • understand organisational dynamics
  • understand the fields and sub-fields within psychology and how and why these relate to specific career paths and employment areas within Aotearoa New Zealand
  • apply and evaluate scientific research methodologies and analysis used in psychology
  • identify and demonstrate ethical behaviour in research and/or professional practice
  • recognise Aotearoa New Zealand's uniquely bicultural context based on the Treaty partnership with Māori, as tangata whenua, and know when and why Treaty principles should be applied
  • recognise the importance of respecting cultural diversity and apply this knowledge in interactions with people
  • explain and evaluate behaviour from multiple perspectives in a variety of settings.
  • understand and apply the practice of psychology within an Aotearoa New Zealand context
  • develop and evaluate insight into one's own and others' behaviour and mental processes
  • use psychological principles to work effectively, as part of a team, and independently.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a variety of roles within human resource management, corporate communications, community services, advertising, education and more.

  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    400
  •  
    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

  •  
    Study type Trimester
  •  
    Cost
    $14,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan