Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Psychology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (I or IIA honours) or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.

Applicants must be eligible for provisional or if applicable, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Psychology

Email: pgenq@psy.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4919

Web: http://www.psy.uq.edu.au

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Psychology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (I or IIA honours) or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.

Applicants must be eligible for provisional or if applicable, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.

CRICOS Code: 092458D

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - August 31 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.psy.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Psychology?

The Master of Psychology provides training, skills and knowledge required to practise competently and confidently within the psychological profession. Learn the scientific bases and practice of psychological practice through a combination of coursework, supervised practice and research. The program offers advanced coursework in a chosen specialisation, an applied psychology research project supervised by highly-trained staff, and specialist and generalist placement opportunities.

The Master of Psychology currently has conditional accreditation with APAC, please contact the School of Psychology (pgenq@psy.uq.edu.au) for further information.

What you can study

This program provides students with the opportunity to gain the skills required for full registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. Appropriately qualified students are trained through a combination of coursework, research, and a series of supervised placements. Students are taught core content, as well as the ability to specialise within one area of psychological practice: either Clinical Neuropsychology, Counselling, Health or Sport & Exercise Psychology.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Psychology.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Master of Psychology

Placement courses

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and apply your knowledge through 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of organisations including not-for-profit, community service, and private practice.

Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of the UQ campus but they can be expected to travel up to 60 minutes away. Students are generally placed at Ipswich, Brisbane and the Southeast corner of Queensland.

There will be no extra costs to the student in addition to course fees except for incidentals such as travel and daily expenses. The Master of Psychology Placement Handbook provides additional information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from the School of Psychology.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (I or IIA honours) or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.

Applicants must be eligible for provisional or if applicable, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.

Additional application information

Detailed application requirements can be found on the School of Psychology website. Applicants must submit via the Online Application a Psychology Additional Information form, academic transcripts, and CV. In addition, three references will need to be submitted using the Australian Psychology Post-Graduate Program Reference Request System which requires an active subscription at a cost of $25. For further information regarding the reference system, visit http://www.psychologyreference.org.

Shortlisted candidates are required to undertake an interview. Offers will be made on the basis of academic achievement, references and interview. There are limited places available for this program. A limited number of places are available for suitably qualified applicants on the basis of equity and students identifying as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must have registration prior to commencing their study and this must be maintained for the duration of the program.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (I or IIA honours) or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.

Applicants must be eligible for provisional or if applicable, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

Applicants must submit the Psychology Additional Information form, academic transcripts, CV and nominate three referees^. Shortlisted candidates are required to undertake an interview. Offers will be made on the basis of academic achievement, referee reports and interview.

^ Referees must be: your honours supervisor, another academic staff member and a third person who knows you well. Referees cannot be provided by a near relative or close associate. Examples of near relatives are partner, child, sibling and parents. Examples of close associates are close friends, neighbours and children of colleagues.

All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must have registration prior to commencing their study and must be maintained for the duration of the program.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 092458D

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - August 31 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Psychology Board of Australia Registration (approx total for 2 years $1000)

What you can do with a Master of Psychology

Careers

Career opportunities vary according to your specialty.

Clinical Neuropsychology
Ideal for students who are interested in pursuing a research career in clinical neuropsychology. You can also work with clients in hospital settings or private practice to assist clients who may experience difficulties with memory, language, learning, decision-making or other aspects of behaviour and thinking ability.

Counselling Psychology
Help individuals, families and groups in areas related to personal well-being, interpersonal relationships, work, recreation and health in both acute and chronic life crises.

Health Psychology
You can work on health promotion campaigns with the government and NGOs, or work with clients in hospital settings or private practice to assist clients who may have chronic pain, chronic disease or require palliative care.

Sport and Exercise Psychology
You can work in sports academies such as the Australian Institute of Sport as a psychologist for weight management programs, sport development officers or run your own practice with a focus on sport and exercise psychology.

For more information about careers visit www.psychology.org.au.

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following organisations:

  • Psychology Board of Australia

Completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic registration. Please contact the registration body for details of any conditions for registration.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • APS College of Counselling Psychologists
  • APS College of Health Psychologists
  • APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Psychology

To complete the Master of Psychology, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #32 from the MPsych course list. Refer to the MPsych program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Psychology.

Program Rules for the Master of Psychology