Master of Professional Psychology

Postgraduate Study


Reach new heights and find out more about postgraduate study at Western.

Make sense of who we are

Ranked in the Top 200 in the world for Psychology (QS World University Rankings), Western can give you the professional skills you need to make a real difference in the field of psychology.

If you’re a fourth-year Psychology graduate, the Master of Professional Psychology gives you a fifth year of training under the 'five plus one' model, as recommended by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).

You’ll be trained in the key areas of ethics, psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions. Emerge with an APAC-accredited degree and 50 per cent of the requirements towards registration as a general psychologist. To obtain full registration, you will need to organise additional supervised placement hours.

To meet the need for forensically oriented psychologists in the field, this degree also addresses psychological practice within the forensic psychology domain.

Learn from the best

Western has been ranked in the Top 200 universities in the world for Psychology in the 2023QS World University Rankings by Subject

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $33,208*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $40,320*

Delivery: On campus



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"I enjoyed studying this program thoroughly. It helped fine tune skills I was developing and provided me with so much helpful assessment and intervention information that I do and know I will continue to use in the workplace."

— Karlee Martyn. Master of Professional Psychology

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

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