Careers and further study
Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.
In the workplace, graduates from this course would play a number of critical roles generally associated with employee performance.
Our alumni can use their skills to work in a wide range of jobs in both the public and private sector, including workforce planning and role definition; recruitment and selection; learning and development; coaching, mentoring and career development; workplace advice and advocacy; change management; organisational development; measuring employee opinions and other workplace research; performance management; wellbeing; stress and work-life balance; occupational health and safety; human resources program evaluation; and consumer behaviour and marketing.
Future job titles include Organisational Development (OD) Manager, Human Resource (HR) Manager, HR Consultant, Personnel Director, Learning and Development Manager, Trainer, OD Consultant, Cognitive Engineer, and Researcher.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
Cost of living
If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.
Ranking and Selection Process
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, including any relevant occupational or practical experience, as recognised by UWA;
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;
(c) an interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in psychology practitioners, with invitation to attend the interview based on Rules 4, 5(a) and 5(b) and the interview quota for that year;
(d) the intake quota for that year.
Applicants must ask two academic referees to provide reports using the National Online Referee System. Ensure you give your referees enough notice to meet the deadline. This system is the same across all Australian universities. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active subscription. The subscription allows you to access the service during the intake period. The cost is $25 and can be paid for through the 'My account' section in the payment tab of the National Online Referee System.
Applicants must also provide the following information with their application:
• Brief personal statement outlining the reasons for applying for the program (maximum of one page).
• Curriculum vitae summarising any occupational or practical experience of relevance to the program.
• Names and contact details (telephone numbers and email addresses) of the two nominated academic referees that will be completing the referee report.
How to apply
Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
The Master of Business Psychology provides extensive specialist training in the application of psychological theories and principles to workplace settings to improve organisational performance while also enhancing employee wellbeing.
About The Course
The course offers training in the following areas: psychological assessment for enhanced personnel selection outcomes; improving work design to enhance employee effectiveness, wellbeing and safety; applying the principles of human factors to optimise human-system interactions; implementing organisational change initiatives effectively; undertaking effective research in organisations.
- Available 2019
- Please refer to the UWA handbook.
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.