UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
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 / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of 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
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- 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 2020; 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 2021 or 2022.
Take all units (60 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||PSYC4418||Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology||alternating lectures/labs: 2 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||3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities|
|S1||PSYC5518||Team Work||3 hours per week for 12 weeks|
|S1||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|
|S2||PSYC5556||Work Design||3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities|
|S1||PSYC5559||Leadership||3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities|
|N/A||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|
Take units to the value of 36 points, with at least 24 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||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1||MGMT5660||Applied Project Management||lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week|
|S2||MKTG5408||Marketing Analysis and Planning||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||MKTG5561||Marketing Management||lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1||MKTG5578||Client Management||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1||PSYC4440||Organisational Consultancy Project Part 1||regular meetings with supervisor and group project work in consultation with supervisor— up to 150 hours|
|S2||PSYC4441||Organisational Consultancy Project Part 2||regular meetings with supervisor and group project work in consultation with supervisor— up to 150 hours|
|S1||PSYC5513||Research Methods in Applied Settings||lectures/labs: 12 x 2.75 hours (attendance at classes is expected)|
|NS||PSYC5545||MBP Practical Placement||placement meetings: 3 hours per month; placement: up to 120 hours. Attendance to placement meetings is compulsory.|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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 those applicants requiring an IELTS (Academic) minimum overall score of at least 6.5 with no sub-score less than 6.0.
(b) the equivalent of any 3 year Bachelors degree other than Psychology, with the equivalent of a UWA Weighted Average Mark of at least 60%, AND successful completion of the GradCertBusPsych with a Weighted Average Mark of at least 60% (students will gain advanced standing for the units completed in the GradCertBusPsych)
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 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