La Trobe University

Master of Psychological Science

Overview

Semester starts
Anytime
Duration
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
34 000

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.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours (at least upper H2A greater than 75 per cent), or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)

for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.

Career outcomes

You will 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.

Mentoring

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

Annual tuition fee (A$)

34 000

Scholarships

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

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help.

You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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:

CRICOS code: 071896M