Postgraduate

Master of Business Psychology

Learn how to improve organisational performance while enhancing employee well-being.
2
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level 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 and organisational performance. You can use your skills to work as an independent consultant, or as an employee in a wide range of jobs in both the public and private sector. These can include management consulting; workforce planning; job analysis and design; recruitment and selection; learning and development; leadership, 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, OD Consultant, Human Resource (HR) Manager, HR Consultant, Personnel Director, Learning and Development Manager, Trainer, Cognitive Engineer, and Researcher.

In the workplace, graduates from this course would play a number of critical roles generally associated with employee and organisational performance. You can use your skills to work as an independent consultant, or as an employee in a wide range of jobs in both the public and private sector. These can include management consulting; workforce planning; job analysis and design; recruitment and selection; learning and development; leadership, 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, OD Consultant, Human Resource (HR) Manager, HR Consultant, Personnel Director, Learning and Development Manager, Trainer, Cognitive Engineer, and Researcher.

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

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.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2020
$48,800.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
96
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

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

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

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

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$74,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$76,000.00

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

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

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) the equivalent of a 3 year Bachelors degree in Psychology, with the equivalent of a UWA Weighted Average Mark of at least 60%
OR
(b) the equivalent of any 3 year Bachelors degree other than Psychology, with the equivalent of a UWA Weighted Average Mark of at least 60%, AND successful completion of the GradCertBusPsych with a Weighted Average Mark of at least 60% (students will gain advanced standing for the units completed in the GradCertBusPsych)

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.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) academic merit;
(b) a discussion with the course coordinator and/or teaching staff (eligible applicants only);
(c) the intake quota for the year.
Master of Business Psychology

Application Checklist

Before submitting your application, make sure to go through the checklist to ensure your application is eligible for submission.
Master of Business Psychology
  • Have you ensured that by end of semester 2 2020 you will satisfy the entry requirements of the Master of Business Psychology?
  • Have you provided certified academic transcripts of any tertiary studies that you completed at a university other than UWA?
  • All international applicants: Have you provided certified IELTS results no more than 2 years old?

If you answered 'Yes' to all the above, your application is ready for submission

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 well-being.

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About the course

This course provides extensive training in the application of psychological theories and principles to workplace settings with a view to improving organisational performance and enhancing employee wellbeing. 

The course offers training in the following areas: undertaking effective research in organisations; psychological assessment for enhanced personnel selection outcomes; employee training and skill development; implementing organisational change initiatives effectively; improving work design to enhance employee effectiveness, wellbeing, health and safety; applying the principles of human factors to optimise human-system interactions; team development and team work; and effective leadership behaviour.

 

Master of Business Psychology

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73550
CRICOS code
  • 093572E
Master of Business Psychology
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73550
CRICOS code
  • 093572E
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Business Psychology

Course structure

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

Master of Business Psychology

Application deadlines

For Semester 2 2020 entry, applications close 15 July 2020.
Master of Business Psychology
Student story

Georgi Garvey

Student story
Georgi Garvey
Student story

Sarah Yip

Student story
Sarah Yip
First in Western Australia
Ranked first in Western Australia for psychology (QS 2019)
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Flexibility

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.

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School of Psychological Science

The School of Psychological Science centres on the teaching and research of mental processes.