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

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

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In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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