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

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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
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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.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
96
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

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 - 2020
$76,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$79,000.00

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.

Important note for overseas and interstate students

To enrol in this course, you must be able to attend in person. This course has a requirement for campus-based or in-person activities that cannot be offered online. 

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—an accredited bachelor's honours degree in psychology with at least 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
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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
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Non-UWA Applicants

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How to apply

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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 2021
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 2021
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
TISC Codes
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.

Core
Take all units (84 points):
Elective
Take Level 4 or 5 units offered by the UWA Business School to the value of 12 points, or level 5 units to the value of 12 points from the Master of Business Psychology 73550 (research and placement units excluded) and approved by the course coordinator or the Head of the School of Psychological Science.
Master of Industrial and Organisation Psychology

Application deadlines

For Semester 1 2022 entry, applications open 1 August and close 31 October 2021.
Master of Industrial and Organisation Psychology
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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.

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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.