Postgraduate study in Psychology

Postgraduate study opportunities in Psychology

The School of Psychology offers a diverse and challenging range of options in both basic research and applied psychology. Study opportunities include:

  • applied behaviour analysis
  • clinical psychology
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • detection theory and psychophysics
  • developmental psychology
  • ergonomics
  • evolutionary psychology
  • experimental analysis of behaviour
  • gender and critical psychology
  • health psychology
  • industrial and organisational psychology
  • social psychology

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology

The BA(Hons) is a stand alone degree at postgraduate level. It may be taken after a completed BA and is awarded as a separate qualification. The BA(Hons) may be used as the entry qualification for the one year MA.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Psychology including PSYCH 306. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Programme overview

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Required course of study

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for the courses you may take and how to structure your study.

Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology

Programme overview

Master of Arts

There are two separate MA options, depending on your entrance pathway.

120-point (one-year) MA

The 120-point MA requires one year of full-time study, with admission from a BA(Hons) or PGDipArts. The MA in Psychology is available as a research masters.

Admission requirements

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Psychology with an average grade of B or higher. You must also have passed PSYCH 306.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study.

240-point (two-year) MA

The 240-point MA requires two consecutive years of full-time study, with admission from a BA or approved equivalent qualification. The MA in Psychology is available as a research masters.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Psychology including PSYCH 306. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

To progress to the second year of the MA

In the first 120 points of MA enrolment, you must achieve:

  • An average grade of B, or
  • For a research masters, any grade specified for enrolment in a thesis or research portfolio.

If you do not achieve the required grade, enrolment for the MA cannot continue.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

Apply and enrol

To apply and enrol for postgraduate study, visit our page on how to apply.

You will also need to submit your Supplementary Application Form.

Contact a Graduate Adviser

For more information on postgradute study in Psychology, contact an Adviser.