The new Master of Business Psychology is designed for people interested in using psychological theory and knowledge in business.

  • This program will develop the psychology expertise and business acumen needed to enhance individual, team and organisational effectiveness across business, government and not-for-profit settings.
  • Course content has been designed to meet industry demand for consultants who understand business issues and problems, and who have an advanced understanding of human behaviour in the workplace.
  • Gain valuable skills that will let you design high-performance work systems, improve the quality of professional leadership, and transform the culture of an organisation.
  • Apply your skills to complex problems when you undertake consultancy projects and internships with external organisations. You'll have opportunities to work across a range of settings.

The Master of Business Psychology offers a unique opportunity to develop your skills under the supervision of experienced practitioners and to build networks with future employers.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ's School of Psychology is the largest school of psychology in Australia, and our academics and staff have made major contributions to the field. The school was ranked 25th in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the best

    The Master of Business Psychology attracts experts from around the world to research, teach and practice. Students have access to the latest facilities and resources to help them develop attributes that make them globally competitive.

  • Employability
    "This is a world-class program that gives you the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading experts in the field. This degree will kick-start your career." Mark Howarth, Manager, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    The Psychology Students' Association provides plenty of opportunities to study, network, and socialise outside of the classroom. The PSA aims to enhance uni life for psychology students by supporting their personal and professional development.

Career outcomes

Graduates with a background in business psychology are sought after for their analytical and practical skills, along with their knowledge of human behaviour. 

Graduates can work in a range of roles, such as:

  • organisational development consultants,
  • management consultants,
  • customer service training manager,
  • change management specialists, or
  • human factors specialists.

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  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements


An approved bachelor honours degree in psychology with honours class I or IIA degree or equivalent four-year program from a recognised tertiary institution.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Business Psychology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Business Psychology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and apply your knowledge under your project courses working as part of a team on consultancy projects, and complete internships with external organisations. Placements will be within a reasonable distance of the UQ campus but you should expect to travel up to 60 minutes away. There will be no extra costs for the placements in addition to course fees except for incidentals such as travel and daily expenses.

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