Course overview

One of only four educational psychology courses in the country, our highly regarded Master of Educational Psychology will prepare you to work as a registered psychologist supporting individuals with developmental and learning issues.

The course will provide you with valuable skills in counselling, psychological assessment, research methods, intervention, group work, consultation and multidisciplinary team work.

Successful completion of the course will qualify you to practice as a registered psychologist and become a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and Associate Member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.

What you will learn

Throughout the degree, you will focus on early childhood development, learning issues, mental health, life transitions and promoting wellbeing across the lifespan. You will develop expertise based on a student-centred reflective learning curriculum through programs that are highly relevant to schools and educational policy and practice.

Course structure

  • 200 points of coursework, comprising:
    • 9 core subjects
    • 1000 hours of supervised fieldwork
    • a 10,000 word research project.

Entry requirements

  • A four-year degree* in psychology with upper second class Honours (at least 75%), or
  • An equivalent qualification* in psychology which renders the applicant eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society, or
  • Current registration as a psychologist and demonstrated current compliance with Registration Board continuing professional development requirements.

All applicants must also submit:

  • three academic referee reports – referees to fill out the online form.
  • A personal statement
  • An interview (if shortlisted).

* All degrees must be accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Applicants with overseas qualifications must provide an Australian Psychological Society (APS)comparability assessment with their application to confirm their eligibility for Associate Membership.

Please note: If your application is successful, you must apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (if not currently registered) and undertake a Working with Children Check when you enrol in the course.

English Language Criteria

All applicants must meet English language requirements.

How to apply

You can enquire via University of Melbourne enquiry form 

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $25,728 per year full-time, $51,456 total course cost


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 80.3% (national average 69.1%)
Improved skills: 82.2% (national average 72.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 88.2% (national average 81.5%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Melbourne. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 88.7% (national average 80.5%)
Studying full time: 13.0% (national average 5.5%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $72,000)

The ratings above refer the proportion of surveyed University of Melbourne graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 056817G