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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Organisational Psychology (MPsychOrg)

Learn about the complex dynamics that exist within workplaces, and develop skills to foster employee wellbeing and organisational effectiveness.

This two-year full-time program prepares you for organisational psychology practice, focusing on building skills such as critical analysis, problem solving, communication, consultation and organisational change.

Organisational psychology seeks knowledge of behaviour in organisational settings by systematically studying individual, group and processes. It employs a ‘scientist-practitioner’ method of inquiry, in which you'll first seek to understand behaviour within employment contexts, and then develop techniques and skills which foster employee wellbeing and organisational effectiveness.

During the program, you'll develop knowledge and skills you can apply to the development of an organisation’s human resources to enhance motivation, performance and satisfaction. The skills you'll develop include effective candidate selection systems, designing and delivering training programs, introducing organisational change, designing jobs and organisational structures, and training and developing executives, managers and supervisors.

You'll develop your professional confidence through supervised clinical practice where you'll be supported through 1000 hours of placements across multiple workplace settings.

You'll graduate with the training required to meet registration requirements (including counselling and mental health) with the specialist content needed for entry to the PsyBA organisational psychology registrar program. 

Program highlights

  • Gain the skills needed to develop an organisation's human resources to enhance motivation, performance and satisfaction.
  • Join the largest school for psychology in Australia, globally recognised as a centre of excellence for business and organisational psychology.
  • Develop your skills and apply your knowledge through 1000 hours of supervised psychological practice.

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.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

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 specialist
  • Employee assistance program psychologist
  • Talent and culture specialist
  • Talent manager
  • Well-being consultant
  • Organisational development adviser
  • Integrity and capability adviser
  • Learning and development manager
  • Recruitment specialist

PSW Opportunity

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

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites
An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (minimum 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.