La Trobe University

Master of Psychological Science


Start dates
Anytime 2018
1-3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time
Fees and costs
Learn more about the fees for graduate research.

This program enables you to pursue research in any area you are appropriately qualified in. Research areas include but are not limited to: autism spectrum disorders, clinical and health psychology, behavioural neuroscience and neuropsychology, cognitive and developmental psychology and social and intercultural psychology.

You can seek to transfer to a PhD six months from the commencement of a Master’s program, subject to meeting certain requirements.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements


Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours

Career outcomes

Graduates acquire valuable skills in research, statistics, questionnaire design, interviewing, data collection and analyses, all of which are relevant to a wide range of occupations in the academic, government or private sectors.

RED Team

Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.


We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.

Industry internships

We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.

Our researchers

A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Learn more about the fees for graduate research.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

How to apply for a postgraduate research degree

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: