Master of Professional Psychology

Boost your career with postgraduate study

Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.

To gain a better understanding of course content, study options, admission requirements or to simply find out more register your interest below and we will be in touch.

Make sense of who we are

Ranked in the world’s Top 150 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.

Senior Lecturer David Mutton gives an overview of the Master of Professional Psychology program.

Learn from the best

Western Sydney University has been ranked in the Top 150 Universities for Psychology, in this year's QS 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: $27,040*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: $33,800*

Delivery: On campus

 

 

Start your unlimited journey today.

"Psychology is such a large field that you cannot learn everything there is to know from one course. I believe that my postgraduate studies at WS have made me a better psychologist."

— Lucy Parisi. Master of 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.