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Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Course Description


Industrial and Organisational Psychology is a specialist area that applies psychological knowledge and skills to workplaces, with the aim of improving organisational effectiveness and the quality of work life.

Course description, features and facilities

The Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology is a two year full-time course that includes nine coursework units, a research project, and 1000 hours of practical placement spread over three different settings.

The Faculty of Science offers Master's by Coursework bursaries for domestic students and Postgraduate Merit scholarships for international students. Please visit the Faculty of Science website for details.


Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (84 points):

S1 PSYC5512 Statistics for Field Research
S1 PSYC5513 Research Methods in Applied Settings
S1 PSYC5514 Assessment and Selection
S2 PSYC5515 Organisational Development and Work Design
S2 PSYC5516 Professional Issues in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
NS, S1, S2 PSYC5517 Practical Placement III
S1 PSYC5573 Psychology of Training
S1 PSYC5610 Psychology Dissertation Part 1 (12 points)
S2 PSYC5613 Psychology Dissertation Part 2 (12 points)
S2 PSYC5830 Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing
NS, S1, S2 PSYC5831 Practical Placement I
NS, S1, S2 PSYC5832 Practical Placement II

Take Level 4 or 5 units to the value of 12 points, offered by the UWA Business School approved by the course coordinator or the Head of the School of Psychology

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Organisational Psychologists.

Career opportunities

This course is designed to lead graduates to professional registration with the specialist title of Organisational Psychologist.

Visit the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology page on the University of Western Australia website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission into this course an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with honours in Psychology of this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty. A personal statement, CV and two referees are also required for this application. Minimum English Language Requirements: View Website

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