Welcome to the information website for those considering the University of Queensland's two-year Master of Psychology (MPsych) program (previously the Master of Applied Psychology). The Master of Psychology program provides the training, skills and knowledge required to practise competently and confidently within the psychological profession. Accreditation for the Master of Psychology program in terms of its new title and four specialisations is currently being sought from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, and is expected to be confirmed in early 2017.
Above all, those enrolled in the MPsych program are encouraged to adopt and maintain a professional attitude when undertaking all parts of their training program. They are encouraged to view themselves not as students, but as emerging professionals. This involves taking on greater autonomy than an undergraduate student and behaving in accordance with the University of Queensland’s guidelines, the APS Code of Practice and Ethical Guidelines, and the guidelines set out by the Psychology Board of Australia at all times.
The School of Psychology and the University of Queensland offer rich resources for students enrolled in postgraduate coursework psychology programs. Students have access to both the library and the Psychology Resource Centre, which has a wide variety of assessment materials, books, manuals, and journals relating to psychology in the areas of clinical neuropsychology, counselling, health, and sport.
Counselling psychologists are employed in a number of areas where therapeutic counselling is an important focus such as non-government counselling and crisis organizations, school counselling, and health and wellness settings. Counselling psychologists may also offer therapy within private practice settings.
Graduates from the Sport and Exercise stream of the UQ MPsych program are employed in a number of areas. These include full-time positions in sport psychology at the Australian Institute of Sport; working as sport psychology service providers for the Queensland Academy of Sport, and other state and territory institutes and academies of sport; running their own private practices with a focus on sport and exercise psychology; working as psychologists for weight management programs; working as sport development officers; and working in more general psychologist positions. A number of our graduates are employed in other countries, including South Africa, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Students who graduate from the Health Stream of the Masters Program have a number of career opportunities. Some health psychologists go on to work on health promotion campaigns with the government and NGOs. Others work with clients in the hospital setting or in private practice. They assist clients who may have chronic pain, chronic disease or require palliative care. The work of health psychologists is constantly expanding as the work of promoting good health and managing illness develops.