Postgraduate Coursework (Master of Psychology)

Resources for students including administrative procedures, important forms and student support

There is no mid-year intake for this program.

  • Introduction

    This page includes information, forms, polices and procedures for students undertaking a Master of Psychology Program at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

    Note: Click on a heading to expand or collapse that section of the page.

  • Student Manual

    The student manual provides information regarding the structure, content and submission of work for Master of Psychology students. This document also explains many of the policies and procedures found within the School.

    Current Student Manual PDF, 768.57 KB

  • Program Structure

    Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

    Program structure information for the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) is available here.

    Master of Psychology - Clinical (link)

    Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)

    Program structure information for the Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) is available here.

    Master of Psychology - Clinical Neuropsychology (link)

  • Student Forms

    All current forms can be found at the following link:

    Student Forms (link)

  • Administrative Procedures

    Research Proposal Presentations and Thesis Advisory Committee: Instructions for Students

    You will be automatically allocated to your tutorials, and some lecture streams where relevant. It is possible to change your tutorial times during the first two weeks of semester via the student portal. (link)

    University-wide student class registration closes at the 2nd week of the semester. If you have an unresolvable timetable clash please submit a support request to the University Class Registration Enquiry Management (CREM)

    After-hours building access

    The after hours access request form can be downloaded from the Student Forms page

    Student Forms (link)

    Printing and Photocopying

    Postgraduate students receive print credit to the value of $75.00 (750 pages) accessible from the computer workstations within the Graduate Resources Room of the Redmond Barry building. Within the School both printing and photocopying are $0.10 per side.

    The printing/photocopying credit allowance will be available on student accounts at the start of Semester 1. Additional print credit for use in the Graduate Resources Room can be purchased from the Psychology Enquiries desk on level 12.

    Please note: credit allocated or purchased from the School is only valid when used from the computers in the Graduate Resources Room. This credit is non-transferable to the Unicard system and unused credit cannot be refunded.

  • Assessment Procedures

    Research Proposal

    Before commencing their thesis research, graduate students must make an oral defence of their thesis proposal before a thesis advisory committee. At the same time students must present a draft of their Ethics Proposal for consideration.

    The proposal (and associated ethics application) must be approved before research can be undertaken.  All staff and graduate students are encouraged to attend these presentations.

    All students (including those who are planning to apply to transfer to the MPsych/PhD) are required to defend their thesis proposals during their first year of candidature.

    Students wanting to apply to transfer to the MPsych/PhD must complete the Research Proposal requirements to be eligible to transfer.

    Information regarding assessment procedures, including hurdle requirements, the submission process and late penalties can be found within the Student Manual.

    Current Student Manual PDF, 683.42 KB

  • Useful Links

    Psychology Tests Library

    The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences has an extensive collection of psychological testing material to support its fourth year and postgraduate programs.

    Psychology Tests Library (link)

    Graduate Research Hub

    Guides for all current graduate researchers, with resources and information to get you from orientation through to graduation

    Graduate Research Hub (link)

    Scholarships Search

    The Good Universities Guide maintains a research scholarship database that can be searched online.

    Scholarship Search (link)

Course Convenor Contact Information

Director of Professional Programs

Professor Kim Felmingham

Director of Teaching & Learning

Associate Professor Piers Howe

Course Coordinator (Clinical Psychology)

Associate Professor Christina Bryant

Professor Michael Sailing