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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Business Psychology (MPsychBus)

Learn how to use psychological science to improve leadership, performance and collaboration in business, while making work safer and more rewarding for people.

This one and a half year program will equip you with the skills required to become a consultant specialising in the use of psychology to enhance the productivity and effectiveness of individuals, teams and organisations, while improving the quality of working life.

The program is designed for those who are interested in using psychological theory and knowledge in business, without seeking registration as a psychologist. In addition to the benefits of studying at a university recognised as one of the top-50 global institutions, you'll study in one of the largest and most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia.

You'll undertake coursework designed to meet industry demand for consultants who understand business. Your coursework and placements can be tailored to match your career goals, giving you the skills needed to design high-performance work systems, improve the quality of professional leadership, and create a culture in which people are valued and rewarded.

Our strong reputation is built on excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. You'll also have the opportunity to undertake key business courses from UQ's Business School. You'll have access to world-class facilities and resources to help you develop the attributes that make UQ graduates globally competitive.

Program highlights

  • Join the largest school of psychology in Australia, recognised globally as a centre of excellence in business and organisational psychology.
  • Develop a valued skill-set and boost your career opportunities across business, government and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Learn from world-class lecturers and academics, and benefit from a top-tier learning environment.

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. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Organisational development consultant
  • Organisational change manager
  • Management consultant
  • Change manager
  • Change analyst
  • Change and capability specialist
  • Human resources manager
  • People and culture consultant
  • Human factors specialist
  • Human factors adviser

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


An approved bachelor honours degree in psychology with honours class I or IIA degree or equivalent four-year program from a recognised tertiary institution.