How to Apply

The School of Psychology is not accepting applications for either the Master of Psychology (Organisational) or the Combined PhD/Master of Psychology (Organisational) program for 2018.  Should further information be required, please contact the School directly at psychology@unsw.edu.au.

This page contains information specific to the School of Psychology.  Research applicants must also refer to the website of the Graduate Research School (GRS) for more detailed information about general research application proceduresscholarships, and tuition fees.

PhD and Master of Science (Research)

Intake
Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Academic Calendar)

Application Deadline
Approximately one month prior to Week 1 of each semester

How to Apply

  1. Establish supervision
    Applicants must establish if supervision is available within the School by contacting academics whose research interests coincide with their own. This is to occur before an application is submitted.

    An academic’s willingness and ability to supervise is not a guarantee of admission.

    Applications must be approved by the School and the GRS, and an applicant for whom supervision is not available cannot be admitted.

  2. Apply for admission
    Use the UNSW Apply Online service to submit the application and upload the compulsory supporting documents (refer specifically to Step 3 here).

Important Notes

Applicants are encouraged to carefully check scholarship-specific deadlines as these may occur earlier than the standard application deadline.

Enquiries
Contact the GRS or the Postgraduate Coordinator for the School.

Combined PhD/Master of Psychology (Clinical) and (Forensic) 

Intake
Semester 1 only (Academic Calendar)

Application Deadline
31 October each year

2017 Clinical Interview Period: Monday, 4 December through Wednesday, 13 December 2017 (inclusive)
2017 Forensic Assessment Centre: Wednesday, 6 December 2017. In-person attendance is a requirement for program admission.

How to Apply

 

  1. Read this step-by-step guide to apply for a Combined PhD/Master of Psychology program.

  2. Complete a Supplementary Application Form to attach to the application.

  3. Ask TWO referees to submit their references directly to the School, either by: 

OR

 Important Notes

  • Applicants are encouraged to carefully check scholarship-specific deadlines as these may occur earlier than the standard application deadline.
    • Applicants must have completed an accredited four-year sequence in psychology within 10 years of their expected commencement in the Master of Psychology. Exceptions may be possible in limited circumstances, guided by the APAC Rules & Standards June 2010.

    • International psychology qualifications must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) before an application is submitted.  Note that the APS will only assess complete qualifications.

    • Enrolled students must register as provisional psychologists prior to program commencement. Registration must be maintained for the duration of their enrolment.

    • Applicants should familiarise themselves with the relevant Registration Standards developed by the Psychology Board of Australia. The requirements of these standards must be met before an application for registration as a provisional psychologist can be approved.

    • All applicants, domestic and international, are encouraged to use AHPRA’s Pathways diagram for all professions (under ‘Additional resources’) to guide their understanding of the Registration Standard: English Language Skills.

    • Applicants interested only in both research and a stand-alone Master of Psychology (coursework) program should submit a coursework application in addition to their research application.

Enquiries
Research component (PhD): Contact the GRS or the Postgraduate Coordinator for the School.

Coursework component (Master of Psychology): Refer to the School’s Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Administrative Officer (Postgraduate Support).

Further Information
For enquiries relating to the UNSW Apply Online service, please contact the GRS.

For enquiries relating to coursework program content, or academic information, please either refer to either refer to the University Handbook, the Program Guides, or contact the relevant Program Director as below.

Information current at: November 2017

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