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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Organisational Psychology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Learn about the complex dynamics that exist within workplaces, and develop skills to foster employee wellbeing and organisational effectiveness.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
5199, 002042G
Intake Months
International Fees
$42,656 per year / $85,312 total

About this course

This two-year full-time program prepares you for organisational psychology practice, focusing on building skills such as critical analysis, problem solving, communication, consultation and organisational change.

Organisational psychology seeks knowledge of behaviour in organisational settings by systematically studying individual, group and processes. It employs a 'scientist-practitioner' method of inquiry, in which you'll first seek to understand behaviour within employment contexts, and then develop techniques and skills which foster employee wellbeing and organisational effectiveness.

During the program, you'll develop knowledge and skills you can apply to the development of an organisation's human resources to enhance motivation, performance and satisfaction. The skills you'll develop include effective candidate selection systems, designing and delivering training programs, introducing organisational change, designing jobs and organisational structures, and training and developing executives, managers and supervisors.

You'll develop your professional confidence through supervised clinical practice where you'll be supported through 1000 hours of placements across multiple workplace settings.

You'll graduate with the training required to meet registration requirements (including counselling and mental health) with the specialist content needed for entry to the PsyBA organisational psychology registrar program.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Gain the skills needed to develop an organisation's human resources to enhance motivation, performance and satisfaction.
  • Join the largest school for psychology in Australia, globally recognised as a centre of excellence for business and organisational psychology.
  • Develop your skills and apply your knowledge through 1000 hours of supervised psychological practice.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Organisational development specialist
  • Employee assistance program psychologist
  • Talent and culture specialist
  • Talent manager
  • Well-being consultant
  • Organisational development adviser
  • Integrity and capability adviser
  • Learning and development manager
  • Recruitment specialist