Master of Business Psychology (coursework)
This course provides extensive 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: undertaking effective research in organisations; psychological assessment for enhanced personnel selection outcomes; employee training and skill development; implementing organisational change initiatives effectively; improving work design to enhance employee effectiveness, wellbeing, health and safety; applying the principles of human factors to optimise human-system interactions; team development and team work; and effective leadership behaviour.
The course also includes the option to participate in an organisational consultancy project, giving you the opportunity to apply the principles you have learned in organisations, in a small group with other students, under guidance of a supervisor.
- Course title
- Master of Business Psychology (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2021
- Administered by
- Psychological Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- 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
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Lisette Kanse
- 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2021; 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 2022 or 2023.
Take all units (66 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1, S2||HRMT5502||People Analytics||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|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|
|S1||PSYC5518||Team Work||up to 1.5 hr of online lectures per week; on average 1.5 hr of interactive online workshop per week (up to 3 of which will be offered f2f for multi-mode enrolments)|
|N/A||PSYC5542||Human Factors||lectures: 3 hours per week (attendance to classes is compulsory)|
|S2||PSYC5544||Professional Skills||2 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities|
|S1||PSYC5550||Organisational Consultancy Case Study||3 x 7-hour workshops.|
|S2||PSYC5556||Work Design||online lectures up to 1.5 hour per week; workshop activities up to 1.5 hour per week (f2f or interactive online depending on delivery mode)|
|S1||PSYC5559||Leadership||3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities|
|S1||PSYC5573||Psychology of Training||seminars: 3 hours per week|
|S2||PSYC5830||Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety||online lectures up to 1.5 hour per week; workshop activities up to 1.5 hour per week (f2f or interactive online depending on delivery mode)|
Take units to the value of 30 points, with at least 18 points of units from this group, and a maximum of 12 points of elective units as approved on a case by case basis by the Course Coordinator or the Head of the School of Psychological Science:
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||EMPL5412||Employment Relations||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S2||EMPL5501||Strategic Workplace Relations||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1||HRMT5501||Diversity and Inclusion||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||HRMT5504||Introduction to Human Resource Management||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1||HRMT5518||Strategic Human Resource Management||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1||INMT5504||Business Process Management||lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||MGMT5507||Management and Organisations||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S2||MGMT5508||Organisational Behaviour and Leadership||seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks|
|S1||MGMT5660||Applied Project Management||lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week|
|S2||MKTG5408||Marketing Analysis and Planning||lecture/seminar/tutorial: up to 3 hours per week|
|S2||MKTG5561||Marketing Management||Contact hours: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1||MKTG5578||Client Management||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|NS, S1, S2||SVLG5001||McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship||Internship experience: approximately 100 hours; McCusker Centre attendance: approximately 8 hours|
|N/A||SVLG5003||Wicked Problems||The unit is a 6 week intensive. Attendance at the service learning location is required every day for the first week. In the remaining weeks, students will work independently in project teams, with classroom time reduced to around 15-20 hours altogether.|
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).
(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 with qualifications from overseas institutions where English is not the medium of instruction must provide evidence of English language competence, with those applicants requiring an IELTS (Academic) minimum overall score of at least 6.5 with no sub-score less than 6.0.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 73290 Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology (24 points)
- 73550 Master of Business Psychology (96 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Business Psychology course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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 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.
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