Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)/Doctor of Philosophy
Minimum duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.
Course available at: Melbourne, Victoria
EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125.
1. Admission Requirements
There are two pathways into this course and admission is subject to supervision and resource availability.
The first pathway is to satisfy the entry requirements to commence the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) and Doctor of Philosophy simultaneously. Applicants must first contact the School of Psychology to explore potential research areas, identify a potential PhD supervisor and write a brief research proposal. Following this, they may apply to Graduate Research for admission to the PhD, and apply simultaneously online for entry into the MPsych program.
Entry requirements to be met by applicants are as follows:
four years of an accredited undergraduate Psychology sequence, comprising a first class Honours degree in Psychology or equivalent;
for short-listed candidates, interview with the Selection Committee; and
provision of two referee reports: one professional/personal and one academic.
The second pathway is for those already enrolled in the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) who have completed successfully year 1 with a Distinction average across all subjects in that program. Applicants must first contact the School of Psychology to explore potential research areas, identify a potential PhD supervisor and write a brief research proposal. Upon successful completion of the first year of studies, candidates may then apply to Graduate Research for admission to the PhD program.
2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree
To qualify for the combined degree, a student must complete 370 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
50 cp from Core Units;
40 cp from Practicum Units;
250 cp from Thesis Units; and
30 cp from Specialisation Units appropriate to the relevant stream.
3. Maximum Period of Candidature
The maximum duration of candidature will normally be not more than ten years part-time from the commencement of enrolment.