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 title
- Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
- Award abbreviation
- PhD, MInd&OrgPsych
- Course code
- Course type
- Combined postgraduate (coursework only and thesis only)
- Current / 2023
- Administered by
- Psychological Science; Graduate Research School
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- Full-time only
- Credit points required
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: APAC.
- Standard course duration
- 4 years
- Time limit
- 8 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP or Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP (master's degree) and RTP (PhD)
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- LIz Pritchard
- 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.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
- non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (60 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||PSYC5513||Research Methods in Applied Settings||
||seminars/labs: 12 x 2.75 hours (attendance at classes is expected)|
|S1||PSYC5514||Assessment and Selection||
||lectures/tutorials: 36 hours (12 x 3 hours). Attendance to lectures is compulsory.|
|S2||PSYC5515||Organisational Development and Change||
||up to 3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities|
|NS||PSYC5517||MIOP Practical Placement 3||
||Group supervision seminar: approx 1 session per month for 3 hours individual supervision: approx 1 hour per week Placement activity: approx 45 days (Attendance at placement meetings, group and individual supervision) is compulsory|
||seminars: 3 hours per week (attendance to classes is compulsory)|
|S2||PSYC5547||MIOP Professional Practice and Ethics||
||seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks.|
|NS||PSYC5548||MIOP Practical Placement 1||
||Group supervision seminars: approx 1 session per month for 3 hours Individual supervision: approx 1 hour per week Placement activity: approximately 45 days (attendance at placement meetings, group and individual supervision is compulsory)|
|S1||PSYC5573||Psychology of Training||
||seminars: 3 hours per week|
|S2||PSYC5830||Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety||
||3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities|
|NS||PSYC5832||MIOP Practical Placement 2||
||Group supervision sessions: approx 1 session per month for 3 hours Individual supervision sessions: approx 1 hour week Placement activity: up to 45 days (attendance to placement meetings, group and individual is compulsory)|
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.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
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.
4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have1) 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; and
(2) Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
(3) Applicants must have secured a PhD supervisor from the School of Psychological Science at the time of submitting their application.
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;
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;
(c) a curriculum vitae summarising relevant occupational and practical experience, as recognised by UWA;
(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;
(e) the intake quota for that year.
Articulations and exit awards
6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:
- 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (264 points)
- 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (96 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 264 points.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.
10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.
(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances
(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is 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 which is calculated based on
(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;
(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.
13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).
14. The research thesis must be undertaken in the area of Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
Submission of research proposal and thesis
15.(1) A student must provide a research proposal to the Board of the Graduate Research School for approval within six months from the date of first enrolment for the course.
(2) Submission and examination of the thesis is governed by the relevant Doctor of Philosophy rules.
16.(1) Unless the University 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.
(2) A student will not be permitted to be enrolled in units within the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology during a period of PhD suspension.
17. To ensure that the research thesis meets APAC accreditation requirements:
(1) The enrolment in the PhD component of this course must be 100% in the School of Psychological Science.
(2) The coordinating supervisor must be an academic from the School of Psychological Science, with a minimum 50% supervision load within the School. Students enrolled in this course may also have a percentage of their supervision from another school or from an external supervisor, but the supervision arrangements must be approved first by the School of Psychological Science.