Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)/Doctor of Philosophy

MPsych(Ed&Dev)/PhD

370 cp

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:

  1. four years of an accredited undergraduate Psychology sequence, comprising a first class Honours degree in Psychology or equivalent;
  2. for short-listed candidates, interview with the Selection Committee; and
  3. 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:

  1. 50 cp from Core Units;
  2. 40 cp from Practicum Units;
  3. 250 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 normally be not more than ten 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)
PSYC708 10 Practicum F
(Pre: PSYC614 Practicum B)
PSYC709 10 Practicum G
(Pre: PSYC708 Practicum F)

Thesis Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC616 10 Thesis Part 1
(Co: PSYC634 Research Methods)
PHDY701 240 Doctoral Thesis (Full-time)
PHDY702 240 Doctoral Thesis (Part-time)

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)



Page last updated: 27 Jun 2017

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