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Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)

MPsych(Ed&Dev)

160 cp

Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Maximum duration: 5 years.

Course available at: Melbourne Victoria

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1.  
    1. a Bachelor degree with honours in accredited psychology course with minimum of IIB honours; or
    2. a Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in psychology; or
  2.  
    1. a Bachelor degree with accredited three year major study in psychology and satisfactory completion of an additional year of accredited study in psychology, or equivalent; or
    2. qualifications and experience assessed as equivalent by the selection committee; and
  3. demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:
    1. academic referee report;
    2. professional referee report; and
    3. for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 50 cp from Core Units;
  2. 40 cp from Practicum Units;
  3. 40 cp from Thesis Units; and
  4. 30 cp from Specialisation Units appropriate to the relevant stream.

3. Maximum Period of Candidature

The maximum duration of candidature will be not more than five years part-time from the commencement of enrolment.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC630 10 Psychological Assessment
PSYC631 10 Psychological Disorders
PSYC632 10 Foundations of Practice
PSYC633 10 Counselling One-to-One
PSYC634 10 Research Methods

Practicum Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC613 10 Practicum A
(Pre: PSYC630 Psychological Assessment and PSYC633 Counselling One-to-One)
PSYC614 10 Practicum B
(Pre: PSYC613 Practicum A)
PSYC615 20 Practicum C
(Pre: PSYC614 Practicum B)

Thesis Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC616 10 Thesis Part 1
(Co: PSYC634 Research Methods)
PSYC617 10 Thesis Part 2
(Pre: PSYC616 Thesis Part 1)
PSYC618 20 Thesis Part 3
(Pre: PSYC617 Thesis Part 2)

Specialisation Units

Educational and Developmental Stream

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC645 10 Learning Processes and Problems
(Pre: PSYC630 Psychological Assessment and PSYC631 Psychological Disorders)
PSYC646 10 Typical and Atypical Development
(Pre: PSYC630 Psychological Assessment, PSYC631 Psychological Disorders and PSYC645 Learning Processes and Problems)
PSYC647 10 Advanced Ed and Dev Assessment
(Pre: PSYC645 Learning Processes and Problems and PSYC613 Practicum A)


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.

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