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Master of Business Psychology

Overview

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

This 2-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 unique in that it equips you with both the foundational psychological expertise and the business acumen needed to solve business challenges across a range of business, government and non-for-profit settings.

The program is designed for people who are interested in using psychological theory and knowledge in business, without seeking registration as a psychologist. Our 32-unit (or 2-year) program is specifically designed for those who have not previously attained a 4-year qualification in psychology through the provision of foundational courses in psychological sciences. 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.

If you want to prepare for your next career move, develop a broader skill set and extend your professional network, our Master of Business Psychology may be the right fit for you.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5728
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$48944 (2023 indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years full-time (only available as full-time study)
2 Years full-time (only available as full-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5728
CRICOS Code
105112H
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

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.

32 in the world for psychology

QS World University Rankings 2022

27 in the world for hospitality and leisure management

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience

Placements and work experience

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and apply your knowledge under your project courses working as part of a team on consultancy projects, and complete internships with external organisations. Placements will be within a reasonable distance of the UQ campus but you should expect to travel up to 60 minutes away. There will be no extra costs for the placements in addition to course fees except for incidentals such as travel and daily expenses.

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Business skills for consultants
  • Job and organisational design
  • Motivating and leading in the workplace
  • Organisational change: theory and practice

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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

It's possible to complete this degree in 2 years or 1.5 years depending on your qualifications and experience.

You can apply for any duration as long as you meet the entry requirements. You may also be eligible to apply for credit or exemptions to shorten your degree further. You'll graduate with the same qualification no matter how long you take to complete the degree.

2-year degree (32 units of study)

To be eligible to complete the degree in 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)full-time (only available as full-time study), you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, plus two years, full-time equivalent relevant work experience at a managerial or professional level.


You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

1.5-year degree (24 units of study)

If you have relevant prior learning or experience, you can reduce the number of courses you need to complete and graduate in less time.

To be eligible to complete the degree in 1.5 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)full-time (only available as full-time study), you'll need:

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


You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Business Psychology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

Irrespective of professional background, entry to the program will be considered on the basis of previous academic study, experience and personal qualities.

Applicants must nominate two referees, include the Additional Application form and CV with their on-line application. Detailed application requirements can be found on the School of Psychology website.

Once eligibility is established, entry is via a competitive selection process based on GPA, work experience and an interview.

If a person has final semester grades pending in the semester of application, the grades will not be included in the selection process.

Late applications may be considered. Contact the School of Psychology for further information.

Additional application information

This program has limited intake capacity.

Irrespective of professional background, entry to the program will be considered on the basis of previous academic study, experience and personal qualities.

Applicants must nominate two referees, include the Additional Application form and CV with their on-line application. Detailed application requirements can be found on the School of Psychology website.

Once eligibility is established, entry is via a competitive selection process based on GPA, work experience and an interview.

If a person has final semester grades pending in the semester of application, the grades will not be included in the selection process.

Late applications may be considered. Contact the School of Psychology for further information.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $48,944

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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Scholarships

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How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Business Psychology is 5728.

This program is available in multiple durations. You can apply for any duration as long as you meet the entry requirements.

When you apply, select your preferred duration. If you don't meet the requirements for your first preference, we'll automatically consider you for entry into a longer duration.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study

Applying online

All domestic applications should be submitted to UQ.

The program code for the Master of Business Psychology is 5728.

This program is available in multiple durations. You can apply for any duration as long as you meet the entry requirements.

When you apply, select your preferred duration. You can also ask us to consider you for a longer duration if you don't meet the entry requirements for your first preference.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - August 31 of the previous year.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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