About this course
|Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)/Doctor of Philosophy
|Year & campus
|2024 — Parkville
|Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
|Study level & type
|4 years full-time, or equivalent part-time
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy signifies that the candidate has undertaken a substantial piece of original research that makes a distinct contribution to discipline knowledge. The MPsych(Ed&Dev) PhD will enable students to become practitioners while developing advanced research skills and experience to enhance their capacity to work in professionally related tertiary programs. The course provides a grounding in the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical foundations of professional practice in educational and developmental psychology, and the opportunity for students to develop skills relevant to professional practice through supervised professional experience. The course provides the opportunity for students to undertake a substantial piece of original research within the field of educational and developmental psychology and related practice.
This is a four-year combined course comprising a Masters (Coursework) and a PhD. The coursework subjects and practicums are spread across Years one to three; with the PhD component completed over Years two to four.
- Direct entry to this combined program is not available. All applicants must first gain admission and enrol into the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) and may then apply for entry to the combined the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)/Doctor of Philosophy program for the following year. Applications to transfer are opened to currently enrolled Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) students towards the end of their first year. Please note that selection to the PhD is highly competitive, and is not guaranteed.
- For information on the ‘higher degree pathway to general registration’ as a psychologist, please consult the Psychology Board of Australia (Ahpra) website.
Last updated: 10 February 2024