Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy

  • CRICOS code: 056962J

Course overview

  • 4 years full time / 8 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students


The Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy will enable students to become practitioners while developing advanced research skills and experience to enhance their capacity to work in professionally related tertiary programs. The course provides a grounding in the theoretical, conceptual and empirical foundations of professional practice in educational psychology, and the opportunity for students to develop skills relevant to professional practice through supervised professional experience. The course provides the opportunity for students to undertake a substantial piece of original research within the field of practice of educational psychology and related practice.

This is a four year course. The first year is comprised of coursework, the PhD component is completed over the final three years.

PhD Thesis

The normal length of a PhD thesis is 80,000 words, exclusive of words in tables, maps, bibliographies and appendices. Footnotes are included as part of the word limit.

Internationally recognised supervisors

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