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What will I learn?

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.

This course provides extensive specialist training in the application of psychological theories and principles to workplace settings so as to improve organisational performance while also enhancing employee well-being.

The course offers training in the following areas: psychological assessment for enhanced personnel selection outcomes; improving work design to enhance employee effectiveness, well-being and safety; applying the principles of human factors to optimise human-system interactions; implementing organisational change initiatives effectively; 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.

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.

Further Study

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

CRICOS

093572E

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,500.00 (21,14,561) per year
AUD $79,000 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have - (a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and (c) completed Mathematics Methods ATAR, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA.

For international students

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.

English language requirements

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - minimum grade 58 (C); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - minimum grade 45 (C); PTE (Academic) - an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules). Unless otherwise noted, requirements apply to individual scores for the communicative skills sections which include listening, reading, speaking and/or writing; TOEFL - Essay Rating / Test of Written English (TWE) of 4.5 and either 230 (Computer-based) or 570 (Paper-based) score or other English language test. TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening.

For Semester 22020 entry, applications close 15 July 2020.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The Australian National University
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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020