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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Psychology (MPsych)

Deepen your knowledge in a chosen area of specialisation and gain the practical training needed for a rewarding career as a practising psychologist.

This two year full-time program will equip you with core professional skills and knowledge required to practise competently as a psychologist. You may choose to specialise in counselling psychology, health psychology or sport and exercise psychology.

By undertaking this program, you'll develop core professional competencies, including skills in counselling, behaviour change and psychological assessment. You'll also understand the ethical issues and professional standards relevant to the practice of psychology. 

You'll complete a range of advanced coursework in your chosen specialisation, an applied psychology research project supervised by highly trained staff, and specialist and generalist placements.

You'll undertake 1000 hours of supervised clinical placements in a range of organisations, including community service, government, hospitals, healthcare providers and private practice.

The program is recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia as providing suitable training towards eligibility for general registration as a psychologist. This program has full accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Program highlights

  • Join the largest school of psychology in Australia, ranked 23rd in the world.
  • Learn from staff and academics who are internationally recognised for their work across the breadth of psychology.
  • Choose to specialise in counselling, health psychology or sport and exercise psychology.
  • Complete an applied research project with support and supervision by highly trained staff.

Fields of study
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Counselling
  • Health
  • Sport and Exercise

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Registered psychologist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Relationship counsellor
  • Counsellor
  • Social worker
  • Sexual assault counsellor
  • Child and youth counsellor
  • School counsellor
  • Welfare officer

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (I or IIA honours) or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.
Applicants must be eligible for provisional or if applicable, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.