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Master of  Business Psychology

Program code: 5665
CRICOS code: 092457E


St Lucia


1.5 Years full-time


Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

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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    How UQ Psychology is changing the world


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

Admissions criteria


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

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Business Psychology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

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.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,176
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Business Psychology for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.


International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Business Psychology can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Business Psychology is 5665. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

This program has limited intake capacity.

Applicants must nominate two referees and include a CV with their on-line application. Shortlisted candidates attend an assessment centre, in which they complete a written case study, participate in a group exercise, and are interviewed.

Late applications may be considered. Contact the School of Psychology for further information.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Business Psychology is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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