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Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) for 2014

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Why study Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)?

PLEASE NOTE: Applications to commence study in Semester 1, 2014 were closed on 31 October 2013. Please refer to the How to apply for a Psychology degree page for more detailed information about applying for this course to study in Semester 1, 2015.

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This course prepares graduates to practise as educational and developmental psychologists in schools, hospitals, clinics, private practices and health oriented facilities.

Educational and developmental psychologists focus on how people develop and learn throughout their lifetime. They work in many different settings with individuals, families, groups and organisations. They also have varying titles such as school psychologist, guidance officer, and child and adolescent counsellor. Educational and developmental psychologists also conduct psychological and educational assessments and instructional planning for exceptional children, adolescents and adults.

Students complete four intensive advanced level units and three supervised placements of 125 days - or 1000 recorded hours of practical experience and a 12,000-16,000 word research thesis. The research thesis involves an independent empirical investigation of a high scientific standard, directly relevant to the specialism.

Accreditation: The Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) program has been designed for students who wish to obtain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia to practise as endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologists, and as such is also a pathway to membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the specialist College of Educational and Developmental psychologists (CEDP). The program is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

For more information on the course structure visit the coursemap page.

Professional recognitions

Australian

The Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) program has been designed for students who wish to practice as psychologists and seek membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

From 1 July 2014 the Psychology Board of Australia requires applicants for general registration to sit the National Psychology Examination. Applicants for general registration who have completed an APAC- accredited Masters, Doctorate or combined Masters/PhD are exempt from sitting the examination until 30 June 2016.

Domestic

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 6,044 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 24,200 AUD

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Education

Course code: 3232

CRICOS code: 038585A

Find out more

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Contact

Course Enquiries
Tel: 1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)
monash.edu/education

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

2 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 29,200 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Education

Course code: 3232

CRICOS code: 038585A

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Admission to the program requires four years of APAC approved study in psychology with a minimum of distinction average. These qualifications must have been completed within the last 10 years. Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the APS - Australian Psychological Society. For further information please visit the APS website. Selection will be based on academic merit and personal suitability. Intending applicants should ensure they possess such qualifications. Confidential referee reports are required. The closing date for applications is usually end October and selection for short-listed applicants will include an interview, usually held in late November or early December.

Applicants should also meet the faculty's English Language Requirements.

Extra requirements

Applicants for the Master of Psychology and Master of Psychology/PhD programs must obtain and maintain provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia's (PBA) before commencing their study.

The PBA requires that applicants, whether domestic or international who completed any of their secondary or tertiary studies in a medium other than English must supply an IELTS test result and meet their English language requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist before commencing the program. For further information please visit: www.psychologyboard.gov.au.

All applicants must submit a Master of Psychology Supplementary Information Form and a Master of Psychology Professional Referee Report Form. For further information please visit the How to apply for a Psychology degree webpage.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Admission to the program requires four years of APAC approved study in psychology with a minimum of distinction average. These qualifications must have been completed within the last 10 years. Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the APS - Australian Psychological Society. For further information please visit the APS website. Selection will be based on academic merit and personal suitability. Intending applicants should ensure they possess such qualifications. Confidential referee reports are required. The closing date for applications is usually end October and selection for short-listed applicants will include an interview, usually held in late November or early December.

English requirements for international students

See the English Language Requirements web page

Psychology programs - additional English language requirements: see Special Application requirements below for more details.

Special entry requirements

Applicants for the Master of Psychology and Master of Psychology/PhD programs must obtain and maintain provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia's (PBA) before commencing their study.

The PBA requires that applicants, whether domestic or international who completed any of their secondary or tertiary studies in a medium other than English must supply an IELTS test result and meet their English language requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist before commencing the program. For further information please visit: www.psychologyboard.gov.au.

All applicants must submit a Master of Psychology Supplementary Information Form and a Master of Psychology Professional Referee Report Form. For further information please visit the How to apply for a Psychology degree webpage.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

  • At a glance

  • Career opportunities

    The Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) is an APAC accredited program and will qualify graduates to register as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). Graduates will meet most requirements for membership of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

    The program prepares graduates to practise as educational and developmental psychologists in a range of settings including primary and secondary schools, health and welfare services, care facilities, and within business and corporate environments.

    For more detailed information regarding the role and employment prospects of educational and developmental psychologists, students should consult the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists' website.

    We help students connect with employers, find jobs and explore career options.

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