Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology

The combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology is a four-year course that combines doctoral research with the coursework component of the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology. 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.

Course overview

Course title
Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Award abbreviation
PhD, MInd&OrgPsych
Course code
01880/54580
Course type
combined postgraduate (coursework only and thesis only)
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science; Graduate Research School
CRICOS code
077709D

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year only
Attendance type
full-time only
Credit points required
72
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Professional accreditation
Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology is accredited by: Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) (Conditional Accreditation awarded).
Standard course duration
4 years
Time limit
8 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP (master's degree) and RTP (PhD)
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Patrick Dunlop
Fees
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.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; N/A = not available in 2018; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Take all units (60 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1PSYC5513Research Methods in Applied Settings
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the Master of Business Psychology (73550); for students in the Master of Business Psychology (73550): PSYC4418 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology
NS, S1PSYC5517MIOP Practical Placement 3
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/51590); and at least 24 points completed with a minimum of 18 points of Psychology units (PSYC5831 Practical Placement I or PSYC5548 MIOP Practical Placement 1 Part 2)
Co-requisites:
PSYC5832 MIOP Practical Placement 2
S1PSYC5542Human Factors
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the Master of Business Psychology (73550), or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
NSPSYC5547MIOP Practical Placement 1 Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) ); and at least 24 points completed with a minimum of 18 points from Psychology units
NS, S1PSYC5548MIOP Practical Placement 1 Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) ); and at least 24 points completed with a minimum of 18 points from Psychology units and PSYC5546 MIOP Practical Placement 1 Part 1
N/APSYC5573Psychology of Training
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the Master of Business Psychology (73550)
S1PSYC5714Assessment and Selection for Psychologists
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the Master of Business Psychology (73550)
Incompatibility:
enrolment in PSYC5514 Assessment and Selection
NSPSYC5715Organisational Change for Psychologists
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the Master of Business Psychology (73550)
Incompatibility:
enrolment in PSYC5515 Organisational Development and Work Design
NSPSYC5730Psychology-based Approaches in Managing Work Health and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the Master of Business Psychology (73550)
Incompatibility:
enrolment in PSYC5830 Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety
NS, S1PSYC5832MIOP Practical Placement 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the Master of Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (50560) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/51590); and at least 24 points completed, with a minimum of 18 points of Psychology units (PSYC5831 Practical Placement I or PSYC5548 MIOP Practical Placement 1 Part 2)

Take Level 4 or 5 units to the value of 12 points, offered by the UWA Business School approved by the course coordinator or the Head of the School of Psychology.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the 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 must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, including meeting the Board's English language registration standard.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(1) a PhD proposal approved by the Board of the Graduate Research School; or

(2) 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.

Admission ranking and selection

5. 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.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (72 points)
  • 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (96 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 72 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. Students who—

(a) do not pass units to a points value of at least half the total points value of any units in which they remain enrolled;

or

(b) fail a unit that they have previously failed;

or

(c) do not satisfy the Board through relevant reports that their progress towards the PhD has been appropriate,

will not have made satisfactory progress.

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.

Progress status

10. Unless the Faculty and the Board approve otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress in accordance with Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

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

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules
Research thesis

13. The research thesis must be undertaken in the area of Industrial and Organisational Psychology.

Submission of research proposal and thesis

14.(1) A student who is permitted to enrol in terms of Rule 4(a) must submit a full research proposal to the Board of the Graduate Research School no later than 31 October in the year of their commencement of candidature if enrolled full-time or within nine months of their date of commencement if enrolled part-time.

(2) A student must, before submission of the thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, complete the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology component.

(3) Submission and examination of the thesis is governed by the relevant Doctor of Philosophy rules (Rules 46, 47(1) and (2), and 48 to 51) for the appointment of examiners and the examination of the thesis.

Time limit

15. Unless the Faculty on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Psychology approves otherwise, students must complete the units required under Rule 13 within four calendar years from the date of first enrolment in the combined course.