Master of Professional Psychology

Postgraduate Information Sessions

Advance your career or kick-start it in a new direction with Postgraduate study at Western.

Streaming live from May, we’ll be discussing course content, admission requirements and career outcomes.

Register now for our upcoming Postgraduate Psychology Information Session at 5pm on Wednesday, 9 June to explore where Postgraduate studies can take you.

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 qualification 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 Sydney University has been ranked in the Top 200 Universities in the world for Psychology, in the 2021 World University Rankings by Subject.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $32,240*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: $38,398*

Delivery: On campus

 

 

Start your unlimited journey today.

"I enjoyed studying this course 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

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.