The Centre for Organisational Psychology coordinates several programs for people wanting to apply a psychological perspective to understand how people and organisations can operate effectively in a changing world.

Our programs train students to use the scientist-practitioner model in their professional work. Within this model, theory, research, and practice are combined to develop professional skills, a critical mind and the ability to evaluate evidence within a broad range of strategic and functional areas including:

  • Job analysis and design
  • Personnel selection and assessment
  • Training and development
  • Organisational development
  • Organisational change.

 


Master of Organisational Psychology

The Master of Organisational Psychology is designed for people who intend to practice as a registered psychologist working in an organisational setting. You will complete coursework and dissertation in the School of Psychology, and can take electives through UQ Business School. Students gain practical experience by completing 1000 hours of supervised practice working in organisations.

Upon completion of the degree you will be eligible for general registration as a psychologist and to complete the two year organisational psychology registrar program with the Psychology Board of Australia.

The Masters of Organisational Psychology may be combined with a research PhD degree and takes approximately four and half years. The PhD program coordinated by the Centre for Organisational Psychology is the most successful of its kind in the country, having produced a long list of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in their field.

Upon completion of the Master in Organisational Psychology/PhD you will be eligible for general registration as a psychologist and to complete an 18 month organisational psychology registrar program. To discuss concurrent enrolment please contact pg.psychology@enquire.uq.edu.au.

Find out more about the Master of Organisational Psychology on the UQ Future Students website, and read more about the application process.

 


Master of Business Psychology

The Master of Business Psychology is designed for people wanting to become a consultant specialising in the use of psychological skills to solve business problems. This program develops skills to enhance individual, team, and organisational effectiveness within public and private sector settings.

You will complete coursework in the School of Psychology and UQ Business School, while completing practical placements in organisations operating throughout the Brisbane region.

Find out more about the Master of Business Psychology on the UQ Future Students website, and read more about the application process.

 


What our students say

Jessica "I graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) and a Master of Organisational Psychology. I am now a registered psychologist, practising in a boutique organisational psychology business. My education at UQ equipped me with the tools I need to deliver on client needs in the areas of recruitment and selection, job design, team processes, change management, resilience and safety culture. I am so fortunate to have received my professional training at a School ranked in the world’s top 25!" Jessica