Postgraduate

Master of Business Psychology

Learn how to improve organisational performance while enhancing employee wellbeing. This course is not available in 2018.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

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.
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.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.


Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.


Fees and scholarships

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Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2018
$47,200.00

Scholarships

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

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Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a bachelor's degree in Psychology, accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), with a WAM of at least 70 percent in the Level 3 units of the degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, including any relevant occupational or practical experience, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;
and
(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;
and
(d) the intake quota for that year.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

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.

Course details

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. The Master of Business Psychology is not available in 2018.

About The Course

This course offers training in the areas of 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; and undertaking effective research in organisations.
The course also includes a significant practicum component, giving you the opportunity to apply the principles you have learned in organisations, under guidance.
You will exit the course with a strong knowledge of the application of psychological principles to business settings, where business settings includes organisations of all forms, industries, and sizes.
Master of Business Psychology

Quick Details

Status
  • Not Available 2018
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Not available in 2018.
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73550
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Master of Business Psychology
Status
  • Not Available 2018
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Not available in 2018.
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73550
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Business Psychology - Coursework

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.