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Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.2 years full-time.
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Start datesFrom 2022Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Trimester 1 (24 Jan 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (22 Aug 2022)From 2022Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Trimester 1 (24 Jan 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (22 Aug 2022)
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Study Business Psychology

The Master of Business Psychology is designed for graduates from a variety of disciplines seeking to advance their leadership and management skills from a psychological perspective to enhance performance and wellbeing across workplace contexts.

Graduates will develop an advanced understanding of human behaviour and how this can be applied to manage workplace relationships, as well as specialised skills in applied psychology and organisational behaviour in the workplace, such as psychological assessment and interviewing.

Why study with us?

  • Advance your people management skills and progress your career - corporate professionals and recent psychology graduates will gain advanced experience in management processes, interviewing and assessing staff, managing difficult people and managing difficult situations.
  • Study online at your own pace - the University of Newcastle’s advanced online learning system will allow you to achieve your Master of Business Psychology at a time that suits you.
  • Ranked 3 in Australia by our postgraduate psychology students for skills development. *
  • $90,000 median salary - for our postgraduate Psychology students. This is above the national average. **
  • ERA 5 ‘well above world standard’  for  Psychology and Cognitive Sciences research. ***

* Course Experience Questionnaire 2020-2021
** Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-2021
*** Excellence in Research for Australia 2018

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World top 200 ? for psychology
87.1% ? of students rate their skills development positively
89.6% ? found full time employment within four months of graduating
ERA 5 ? for psychology and cognitive sciences

What you will study

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Business Psychology offers professionals a specialised program that challenges your approach to leadership and enhances your ability to think from a business psychology perspective.

You will develop an understanding of business psychology and how this can be applied in people management to enhance business outcomes. You will learn, understand and apply specialised theoretical management frameworks and advanced business skills which are transferable to all areas of business and human resources.

Courses to support your drive and direction include:

  • Foundations of Applied Psychology
  • Psychology Skills in the Workplace
  • Organisational Interventions
  • Influencing People in Organisations
  • Leadership and Organisational Change
  • Group Dynamics in Organisations

There are opportunities to exit the Master program with a Graduate Certificate, depending on the number of units completed.

There are two bridging courses for students without a psychology background (non-cognate) and six core courses. The remainder of subjects are directed courses from the Faculty of Business.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list


Career opportunities

The Master of Business Psychology will prepare individuals for diverse career opportunities that require specialised interpersonal and advanced communication and leadership skills. Graduates may be employed in mid to senior management positions across the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Other prospective career paths include:

  • Consultant for human services, recruitment, change management and communications
  • HR specialist
  • Case management and managing a multi-disciplinary team
  • Program manager for community work or health
  • Organisational trainer/training manager
  • Customer service manager
  • Policy development and consulting

How to apply

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

  • Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to psychology are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time.
  • Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a psychology discipline (or cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.
  • Students with a four year Bachelor (Honours) degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.
  • Students with a four year Bachelor (Honours) degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in a psychology discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0

You can look at Uni prep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.

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