Master of Business Psychology (coursework)
This course provides extensive specialist training in the application of psychological theories and principles to workplace settings so as to improve organisational performance whilst also enhancing employee wellbeing. The course offers training in the following areas:
(1) Psychological assessment for enhanced personnel selection outcomes;
(2) Improving work design to enhance employee effectiveness, wellbeing and safety;
(3) Applying the principles of human factors to optimise human-system interactions;
(4) Implementing organisational change initiatives effectively;
(5) Undertaking effective research in organisations.
The course also includes a significant practicum component, giving students the opportunity to apply the principles they have learned in organisations, under guidance.
- Course title
- Master of Business Psychology (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- not available in 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 2 full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Sasha Chernyshenko
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
Note: This course is not available in 2018.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018;|
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised
Students who have not completed a bachelor's honours degree in psychology with an upper second class Honours (2A), or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty:
|S2||MGMT5508||Organisational Behaviour and Leadership|
|S1||PSYC4418||Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology|
|S1||PSYC4440||Organisational Research Project Part 1|
|NS||PSYC4441||Organisational Research Project Part 2|
Take all units (54 points):
|S1||PSYC5513||Research Methods in Applied Settings|
|S1||PSYC5514||Assessment and Selection|
|NS||PSYC5515||Organisational Development and Work Design|
|NS, S1||PSYC5544||MBP Practical Placement 1|
|NS, S1||PSYC5545||MBP Practical Placement 2 Part 1|
|NS||PSYC5546||MBP Practical Placement 2 Part 2|
|N/A||PSYC5573||Psychology of Training|
|NS||PSYC5830||Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety|
Take Level 4 or 5 electives to the value of 18 points, offered by the UWA Business School and approved by the Course Coordinator or the Head of the School of Psychology.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(2) Applicants with qualifications from overseas institutions where English is not the medium of instruction must provide evidence of English language competence, with applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic requiring an overall score of at least 7.0 with no sub-score less than 7.0.
4. 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.
Admission ranking and selection
(c) an interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in psychology practitioners, with invitation to attend the interview based on Rules 4, 5(a) and 5(b) and the interview quota for that year;
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
(3) Students who have completed a bachelor's honours degree in psychology with an upper second class Honours (2A), or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction