Postgraduate Applications 2019 entry : Current Students : The University of Western Australia
 
 

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Postgraduate Applications 2019 entry

FURTHER INFORMATION

Thinking of applying for a Psychology Postgraduate Program?

Psychology applications checklists

  • Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy programs only
  • Applicants for all the Master/PhD programs and Graduate Diplomas
  • Applicants for the Graduate Certificate programs (Autism and FASD)
  • Apply through iAthena

Applications for the Master/PhD programs, Graduate Diplomas (Clinical and Clinical Neuropsychology) and Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis starting 2019 will open in August 2018 and will close 31 October 2018.

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will open soon. Please, register an expression of interest with postgradinfo-sps@uwa.edu.au if you would like to apply for this program.

Entry to the coursework and combined programs is at the beginning of the academic year.

Entry to the Master of Philosophy and the Doctor of Philosophy programs is throughout the year.

Entry requirements

For entry into an APAC accredited postgraduate degree applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes meeting the Board's English language registration standard.

Master/PhD programs*

Entry into all postgraduate psychology programs at UWA is extremely competitive. Applicants must hold, or expect to gain, at least a 2A class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology from an approved University. Current honours students who expect to qualify before the beginning of the next academic year are encouraged to apply.

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology*

Applicants must hold an accredited Master of Clinical Neuropsychology or Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology*

Applicants must hold an accredited Master of Clinical Psychology or Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

All applicants for APAC accredited programs must ask 2 academic referees to provide us with reports using the National Online Referee system. Please, ensure that you give tour referees enough notice to meet the deadline of 31st October 2018. This system is the same across all Australian Universities. To be able to use the system you must have an active subscription.

Applicants must also provide the following information with their application:

  • Brief personal statement outlining the reasons for applying for the program - maximum of 1 page
  • Curriculum Vitae summarising any occupational or practical experience of relevance to the program
  • Names and contact details (telephone number and email address) of the two nominated academic referees that will be completing the National Online Referee system.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview late November-early December 2018.

*APAC accredited program

Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

Applicants must have:

  1. a bachelor's degree in speech pathology, occupational therapy, medicine, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or an accredited bachelor's honours degree in psychology, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA, and either provisional or full registration as a psychologist; and
  2. evidence of having at least three months of full-time equivalent experience working directly with children or adolescents, as recognised by UWA.

Applicants must also provide the following information with their application:

  • Brief personal statement outlining the reasons for applying for the program - maximum of 1 page
  • Curriculum Vitae summarising any occupational or practical experience of relevance to the program
  • Names and contact details (telephone number and email address) of the two nominated academic referees that will be completing the Qualtrics referee report. Applicants must send the referee report link to the nominated referees

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview late November-early December 2018.

Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Applicants must have a relevant bachelor's or postgraduate degree or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Applicants must also provide the following information with their application:

  • Brief personal statement outlining the reasons for applying for the program - maximum of 1 page
  • Curriculum Vitae summarising any occupational or practical experience of relevance to the program
  • Names and contact details (telephone number and email address) of the two nominated academic referees that will be completing the referee report. Applicants must send the referee report link to the nominated referees

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview late November-early December 2018.

Supervision

Candidates for the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Master of Philosophy (by research), and combined Master/PhD programs must secure potential supervisors before submitting their application.

When looking for a potential supervisor, please visit the Supervisors Page to search for research experts, explore their research profiles and find contact details. Potential research supervisors can also be found on the Faculty of Science Research page.

International applicants seeking a HDR supervisor must complete the online form and upload any supporting documents before applying for a program.

Domestic applicants emailing a potential supervisor, must include: most recent transcript (translated into English if necessary), a curriculum vitae (resume), and a brief statement of approximately 100 words outlining what kind of research question you are interested in pursuing with the potential supervisor.

How to apply

Address any applications queries to postgradinfo-sps@uwa.edu.au or phone (+61) 8 6488 3247.

High Degree by Research Programs. Scholarship applicants do not need to submit a separate hardcopy application form + supporting documents to apply for entry into these programs. Your online scholarship application (iAthena) is also your application for entry into these programs (do not forget to upload your supporting documents as well). If you are not applying for a scholarship please submit application form and supporting documents to the Graduate Research School hdr-enquiry-science@uwa.edu.au.

Combined programs. Scholarship applicants do not need to submit a separate hardcopy application form + supporting documents to apply for entry into these programs. Your online scholarship application (iAthena) is also your application for entry into these programs (do not forget to upload your supporting documents as well). If you are not applying for a scholarship please submit application form and supporting documents to the Graduate Research School hdr-enquiry-science@uwa.edu.au.

All applicants: Ensure you submit all supporting documentation with your application and that referees have submitted their reports by the application closing date.

Coursework programs - please submit application and supporting documents online. Ensure that your referees have submitted their reports by the application closing date.


Youth Allowance and Austudy

Please, note that the only Psychology postgraduate program that has been approved for Youth Allowance and Austudy is the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology