Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This program prepares students to work as educational or developmental psychologists in a range of settings including schools, disability services, hospitals, employment agencies and private practice. Offered jointly by the faculties of Health and Education, this course has been designed to meet the requirements for full registration as a psychologist. The Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) offers an innovative and stimulating program of coursework, practicums and research in human development and learning.

Designed for

Those who wish to work as educational and developmental psychologists

Structure

  • 192 credit points: 96 credit points of coursework
  • 48 credit points of practicums
  • 48 credit point dissertation. The supervised practicums require students to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of practice in clinic, school and non-school settings.

Subjects

  • Educational and developmental psychology

Standard entry requirements

A completed recognised four year bachelor degree in psychology (or higher award) completed within the last 10 years with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) in the fourth year of study. The degree must be accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a 4 year training (or equivalent) program. Additional entry requirements include two referee reports, questionnaire and interview.

Recognition

Australian Psychological Society (APS); College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists; Psychology Board of Australia

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Kelvin Grove International: $66,300 No information available No
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

Undertaking the supervised psychological practice component of the program requires conditional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a current blue card as required by the Commission for Children and Young People and Guardian Act and a high level of interpersonal skills. Referees will be required to comment on the academic and personal suitability of the candidate and their overall level of support for the candidate's application. Personal suitability will also be assessed by a panel of staff at an individual interview for short-listed applicants. In the case of international applicants, this will be conducted via telephone. Entry is competitive; only short-listed applicants will be interviewed.

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