Master of Psychology - Educational and Developmental

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This program prepares students to work as educational or developmental psychologists in a range of settings including schools, disability services, hospitals, employment agencies and private practice. Offered jointly by the faculties of Health and Education, this course has been designed to meet the requirements for full registration as a psychologist. The Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) offers an innovative and stimulating program of coursework, practicums and research in human development and learning.

Course Fee:

International: $63,900

Entry Requirements:

A completed recognised 4-year Bachelor Degree in psychology completed within the last 10 years and accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a 4-year training or equivalent (or example, QUT's Bachelor of Behavioural Science Honours Psychology degree); must have achieved a minimum grade point average (in fourth year psychology units) of at least 5.0 on QUT's 7 point scale; Referee Reports; Completed Questionnaire; Successful interview


192 credit points: 96 of coursework; 48 of practicums; 48 credit point dissertation. The supervised practicums require students to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of practice in clinic, school and non-school settings.

Subjects you can Study:

Educational and developmental psychology

Further information:

Undertaking the supervised psychological practice component of the program requires conditional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a high level of interpersonal skills. Referees will be required to comment on the academic and personal suitability of the candidate and their overall level of support for the candidate's application. Personal suitability will also be assessed by a panel of staff at an individual interview for short-listed applicants. In the case of international applicants, this will be conducted via telephone. Entry is competitive; only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. To undertake the supervised practice, students need to provide evidence of provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychologists Board of Australia and hold a current blue card as required by the Commission for Children and Young People and Guardian Act.


Australian Psychological Society (APS); College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists; Psychology Board of Australia

Who for:

Those who wish to work as educational and developmental psychologists

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info No Part time 4 years
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 2 years

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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