Master of Philosophy - Psychology (By Research)

University of Wollongong

The Master of Philosophy is for students with Honours psychology degrees, or equivalent, who want to enhance their research and psychology career prospects as researchers, or post-graduates whose careers require interpretation and application of research findings. UOW provides excellent postgraduate research training opportunities via our Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy programs. The UOW School of Psychology offers excellent facilities and staff which guarantee quality education and opportunities for first-rate research. Research students will be integrated into University research strengths and programs, ensuring you have access to a collegial environment appropriate for advanced scholarship. The Faculty has an active program of research support to assist you to meet the milestones of the research process. Well supported laboratories and clinical research facilities ensure you have access to the tools to ensure your research meets international standards.

Course Fee:

International: $65,760

Entry Requirements:

Honours degree with 2nd class Division 2 or higher, coursework Masters with WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4. Candidates with a Coursework Masters degree or a 4-year Bachelor Honours degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24 credit points of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Master of Philosophy. Special Admission Requirements All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work; contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course. Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.


Research students are encouraged to discuss their work with staff involved in similar research and to participate in activities organised by the research groups. They also may be required to attend lectures on relevant topics from time to time throughout the program. What you will study The Master of Philosophy comprises 24 credit points of coursework and a 72-credit points thesis. Students negotiate possible research topics with academic staff. Psychology staff conduct leading research in their fields and cover a wide range of specialisations within the broader field of psychology.

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Who for:

Those wishing to practise as a clinical psychologist

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Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong No info Yes Full time 2 years
Wollongong No info Yes Part time 4 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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