Postgraduate

Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Consider a career in industrial and organisational psychology, a rapidly growing area of psychology.
2
Years Full Time
98%
Employment Rate

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

This course is designed to lead graduates to professional registration with the specialist title of Organisational Psychologist.

In the workplace graduates from this course play a number of critical roles generally associated with employee and organisational performance. Specific areas of practice of Industrial and Organisational psychologists include:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Learning and development
  • Leadership and talent management
  • Change management
  • Workplace research and analysis
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Performance management
  • Wellbeing and stress
  • Human factors

This course is designed to lead graduates to professional registration with the specialist title of Organisational Psychologist.

In the workplace graduates from this course play a number of critical roles generally associated with employee and organisational performance. Specific areas of practice of Industrial and Organisational psychologists include:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Learning and development
  • Leadership and talent management
  • Change management
  • Workplace research and analysis
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Performance management
  • Wellbeing and stress
  • Human factors

98%
UWA Graduate employment rate
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

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Alumni Profile

Amber Johnston-Billings


BSc(Hons) '10, MPsych '12
Director – Climate Change and Sustainability Services, KPMG

Alumni Profile

UWA and me

I left UWA with a master’s degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. I am now a Director in Climate Change and Sustainability Services at KPMG. The journey in between was unconventional! I have always followed my passion and sought out new environments where I could keep learning rapidly. This has led to less safe and possibly odd career choices, including leaving a well-paid job to pursue a fulltime role as a volunteer! My time at UWA was important because I recognised that conscientiousness and determination often wins out over pure intelligence.


After high school, Amber took three years off to go backpacking. Upon returning to study she took advantage of every opportunity on offer, going on exchange twice to both Mexico and America and completing the Macquarie global leadership program. Amber then moved from the East to the West Coast to UWA to complete honours and then masters as "it had the best lecturers in industrial and organizational psychology".

Amber worked and studied full-time to “make up for” the time she felt she had “lost” while travelling. It paid off, she was offered a role in a mid-tier contracting company as the group organisational development manager building a healthy culture, leadership and talent and conducting. 

Amber left this role upon learning about climate change. Feeling the need to do something, she moved to Ghana in West Africa to work for the United Nations Environment Programme, to progress green economy development planning. From there, Amber returned to Perth as the Head of Sustainability and Reporting at South32 before joining KPMG. Amber feels that "following what has felt true for me seems to have worked out, at least this far!"

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

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have— an accredited bachelor's honours degree in psychology with an upper second class Honours (2A), or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA.
(2) Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes meeting the Board's English language registration standard.
Admission requirement

Referee reports

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.

 
Admission requirement

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, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;
and
(c) a curriculum vitae summarising relevant occupational and practical experience, as recognised by UWA;
and
(d) an interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in psychology with invitation to attend the interview based on Rules 4, 5(a), (b) and (c) and the interview quota for that year;
and
(e) the intake quota for that year.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Course-specific English competency

For entry into this program, applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes meeting the Board's English language registration standard
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.
Application Checklist

UWA Applicants

Before submitting your application, make sure to go through the checklist to ensure your application is eligible for submission.
Application Checklist

Application Checklist:

  • Have you ensured that by end of semester 2 2019 you will satisfy the entry requirements for your chosen program, including eligibility for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia?
  • Have you provided certified academic transcripts of any tertiary studies that you completed at a university other than UWA?
  • Have you provided a Curriculum Vitae, which includes:
  1. The names and contact details of two academic referees supporting your application.
  2. Details of any relevant work experience that you have undertaken.
  3. A personal statement regarding why you want to do this course (1 page max.)
  • Have you asked your academic referees to complete the referee’s report by closing date 31/10/2019 in the Reference Request System
  • 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

Application Checklist

Non-UWA Applicants

Before submitting your application, make sure to go through the checklist to ensure your application is eligible for submission.
Application Checklist

Application Checklist:

  • Have you ensured that by end of semester 2 2019 you will satisfy the entry requirements for your chosen program, including eligibility for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia?
  • OR

    If the university at which you completed your degree is outside Australia, have you provided documentation from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) that your program is recognised as an accredited 4th year psychology degree (or relevant Master degree if you are applying for one of the Graduate Diploma programs)? You must be eligible to register as a provisional psychologist to enrol in these courses.

  • Have you provided certified academic transcripts of any tertiary studies that you completed at a university other than UWA?
  • Have you provided a Curriculum Vitae, which includes:
  1. The names and contact details of two academic referees supporting your application.
  2. Details of any relevant work experience that you have undertaken.
  3. A personal statement regarding why you want to do this course (1 page max.)
  • Have you asked your academic referees to complete the referee’s report by closing date 31/10/2019 in the Reference Request System
  • 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

Industrial and organisational psychology is a specialist area that applies psychological knowledge and skills to workplaces with the aim of improving organisational effectiveness and the quality of work life. Upon completion of this course, you will gain specialised, highly developed skills in assessment, treatment and intervention, and research, required for accreditation and registration.

About the course

The Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology is a two-year full-time psychology course that includes nine coursework units, a research project and 1000 hours of practical placement spread over three different settings.
Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook

Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 53580
CRICOS code
  • 077549D
Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook

Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 53580
CRICOS code
  • 077549D
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Industrial and Organisational 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 Industrial and Organisation Psychology

Application deadlines

For Semester 1 2021 entry, applications open 1 August 2020 and close 30 November 2020.
Master of Industrial and Organisation Psychology
Psychology at UWA

Why study with us?

Psychology can take you anywhere and everywhere. Psychology is relevant to almost any human endeavour, meaning a psychology degree, or some complementary psychology studies, are relevant not only for traditional psychology careers, but for a wide range of careers.

Psychology at UWA

Psychology can take you anywhere and everywhere. Psychology is relevant to almost any human endeavour, meaning a psychology degree, or some complementary psychology studies, are relevant not only for traditional psychology careers, but for a wide range of careers. 

Teaching excellence

  • Learn from experts who operate at the cutting edge of the discipline. We don’t just teach the textbooks, we conduct the work in the textbooks.
  • Our teaching standards are high and teaching is constantly evaluated by our students. Our scores are among the best at UWA, with about 90 per cent of our students agreeing or strongly agreeing that we provide a good educational experience.
  • We offer fantastic student support staff to provide you with advice and guidance.
Research excellence
  • You'll be involved in the cutting-edge research from your first year of postgraduate study.
  • Our School has received the top rating of 5 in all three rounds of the Commonwealth’s Excellence in Research for Australia exercises (2010, 2012, 2015). Our research is rated as 'well above world standard'. We are one of only two Australian psychology schools to achieve this.
  • We consistently rank in the top 100 psychology departments in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject) and are the only WA school in the top 100.
Industry connections
  • We offer work-integrated learning through our large network of corporate partners.
  • Our postgraduate programs are leading the way in terms of research-integration, evidence-based practice and innovation. Our students are in high demand across many sectors.
  • UWA is an international hub for the areas of Business and Industrial and Organisational Psychology, and we have strong links with various industries.
  • Our clinical programs are recognised as among the very best in the country, and we have extensive networks with clinical service providers.
Student choice
  • UWA courses are progressive, flexible, and benchmarked against the world’s best.
  • Flexibility means you're not locked into a named degree from first year.
  • Graduates are equipped with communication and critical thinking skills at the highest international standards, and are trained to have a interdisciplinary, global perspective.

Course Accreditation

The Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology has been awarded Accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and graduates are eligible to register with the Psychology Board of Australia and practice as a psychologist with an area of practice endorsement in Industrial and Organisational Psychology.

School of Psychological Science

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