The University of Newcastle, Australia
Postgraduate program Master of Business Psychology
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Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.2 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face, Online
Start datesSemester 1 (22 Feb 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Semester 1 (22 Feb 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Semester 1 (22 Feb 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Semester 1 (22 Feb 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.5, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 0100761
Program Code12394

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 out in the corporate business sector.

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.

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.
  • 94.7% of postgraduate students in our Psychology Studies find employment within four months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017 - 2019).
  • Enhance performance outcomes for your business - this program contextualises psychology in the workplace and focuses on both employee wellbeing and sustainable performance.
  • 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.
  • Our high-quality teaching delivers an exceptional learning experience for students - our postgraduate studies in Psychology rank #1 in Australia for overall educational experience (Quality Indicators of Teaching and Learning 2018)

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#1 in Australia ? for teaching quality and overall educational experience in Psychology
World top 200 ? for psychology
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

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

Career

Career opportunities

The Master of Business Psychology will prepare individuals for diverse career opportunities that require specialised interpersonal and advanced communication 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 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 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.

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