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Masters (Coursework)

Melbourne
The Master of Psychology (Ed and Dev) degree at ACU is a two year postgraduate course consisting of academic coursework, practical training in assessment, diagnosis and intervention, lifespan perspective, and completion of a research project.
Entry Requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

    1. a Bachelor degree with honours in an accredited psychology course with minimum of IIA Honours completed in the last 10 years; OR
    2. a Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in Psychology completed in the last 10 years;
      OR
    1. a Bachelor degree with accredited three year major study in psychology and satisfactory completion of an additional year of accredited study in psychology, or equivalent, with an overall mark equivalent to IIA Honours completed in the last 10 years; OR
    2. qualifications and experience assessed as equivalent by the selection committee;
      AND
  1. demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:
    1. academic referee report;
    2. professional referee report; AND
    3. for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee;
      AND
  2. be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a conditional/provisional psychologist.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Duration
2 years full-time

Masters (Coursework)

Wollongong

This course is for graduates of a four-year accredited psychology program.

Entry Requirements

Students must have successfully completed a four year, or three year plus a fourth year APAC-accredited sequence in psychology, within the last 10 years, with an Honours degree of at least Class II Division 1 (or equivalent 4th year qualification) to be a successful candidate for the Clinical Psychology Program.

For information on how to apply, please visit the Application Information for Postgraduate Training in Clinical Psychology webpage. Here you will find step by step instructions and additional supporting documentation required to complete your application.

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$28,608 per year / $57,216 total
International Tuition Fees
$31,920 per year / $63,840 total
Financial Support
Austudy
Graduate Satisfaction
76.10%

Masters (Coursework)

Canberra
At ANU, we are making breakthroughs in mental health prevention and treatment, from understanding how children and youth can build stronger and happier futures, to breaking down stigma so that those affected can live more fulfilling lives.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$50,400 total

Masters (Coursework)

Parkville
The Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy will enable students to become practitioners while developing advanced research skills and experience to enhance their capacity to work in professionally related tertiary programs.
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Kensington
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) has a theoretical orientation towards experimental empiricism and a scientist-practitioner model for clinical training.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Melbourne
These concurrent degrees combine professional training within educational and developmental psychology with a research Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Entry Requirements

Admission into this course is subject to supervision and resource availability. Students already enrolled in the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) who have completed Year 1 with a Distinction average across all subjects and were admitted to the Master with a minimum of Second Class Honours - Division A (HIIA) or equivalent may be eligible to transfer to the combined degree.

Applicants must first contact the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences to explore potential research areas, identify a potential PhD supervisor and write a brief research proposal. Upon successful completion of the first year of studies, candidates may then apply to Candidature Services for admission to the PhD program.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Duration
4 years full-time

Masters (Coursework)

Perth
Final qualification and clinical practice for your professional career in psychology.
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Parkville
The Master of Philosophy - (Psychological Sciences) (MPhil) is an internationally recognised masters by research degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Casuarina
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) prepares you for your career as a specialist in the health services.
Entry Requirements
This is a quota course with limited places available. All applicants are required to provide: Invitations to attend an interview will be extended to applicants based on a combination of academic performance, CV and references. To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application. The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below. * All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified. * Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications. Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au. All students enrolled in the program are required to be provisionally registered as a psychologist on commencement of the course. Prior to commencing clinical practice, all students are required to undergo a 'working with vulnerable people' check, and Australian Federal Police Record Check. Depending on requirement of health departments, some health facilities may request students to present a complete immunisation schedule, and First Aid certificates including CPR. A current Working with Children check may also be required.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Joondalup
There is a strong demand for clinical psychology graduates in government and the not-for-profit and private sectors.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person

Master of Psychology overview

Master level postgraduate psychology education is excellent for psychology graduates hungry for more extensive specialist knowledge. The Master of Rehabilitation Counselling from Griffith Universityis a prime example of this specialisation, making it akin to graduate certificates and diplomas. Unlike its less-extensive cousins, the Master of Psychology and its numerous branches of specialisation often take two years if undergone full time. This opens the door to a greater number of employment opportunities in exchange.

Coursework master

Most master level psychology degrees feature coursework as the predominant measure of success, requiring students to learn a combination of practical skills and theory. Deakin University offers the Master of Psychology (Organisational), an exemplar focussed on working with cross-disciplinary teams to achieve real-world results.

Research master

There are rare cases in which a research focussed Master of Psychology program can be taken, the focus being further contributions to the field rather than practical application. The Master of Science (Psychology) from RMIT is a perfect example of this, offering students the chance to develop their own research skills in addition to contributing knowledge outcomes to the field.

Employment options

Master of Psychology graduates have as many employment options open to them as specialisations. Graduates from Griffith University’s rehabilitation counselling program are granted higher opportunity to enter organisations like Rehabilitation Specialists as valued advisors. There is potential for more general employment, however. Graduates from Bond University’s Master of Psychology (Clinical) are better equipped to begin their own practice, for example.

Scholarships and funding

General funding opportunities like the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund can be the most accessible given the prerequisites are met, but in as is the case for all general scholarship funds, check the requirements carefully to ensure eligibility. Specific psychology funds are rare, but general scholarships are numerous enough to cover a diverse array of backgrounds.

Prerequisites and selection process

Master of Psychology courses are often more strict than many other master level courses, demanding four years of undergraduate psychology to enter. This means a Bachelor of Psychology with an extra year for honours or a Bachelor of Psychology with a diploma in a field of psychology. Provisional registration to the Psychology Board of Australia is often an additional requirement for entry at universities like Bond.