Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy

  • CRICOS code: 056962J

What will I study?


Over the course of your degree, you will develop advanced research skills through a focus on a number of key areas, including early childhood development, learning issues, mental health, life transitions and promoting wellbeing.

Placement learning

A minimum of 1000 hours of supervised placement in a professional field setting will enhance and fast-track your understanding. Placement settings include: primary and secondary schools, early learning centres, colleges, clinics, hospitals, private practice and community settings

You are also required to complete a substantial piece of original research within the field of practice of educational psychology.

Course structure

  • Up to 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time
  • Coursework and research, comprising:
    1. 100 points of coursework in the first year (or equivalent for part time students)
    2. 150 points of further coursework throughout the final three years
    3. 1000 hours of supervised fieldwork
    4. 80,000 word PhD thesis.

For detailed course and subject information, see the University Handbook: Master of Educational Psychology/PhD.

Delivery mode

  • On campus
  • Some subjects offered partially in intensive Saturday workshops
  • Placement in professional field settings.


Semester 1

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