Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy

Monash University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 083826D

Level of study: Masters Degrees


Whether you want to get ahead in your career faster, or improve your knowledge, a Monash postgraduate degree can give you a distinct advantage.

Educational and developmental psychologists assist children and adults with learning and developmental issues by providing assessment, intervention and counselling services. The course aims to develop graduates with the therapeutic skills involved in educational and developmental psychology. Students develop high professional standards in the administration and interpretation of a comprehensive range of psychological, educational and developmental tests and assessments, and the planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based interventions with individuals and groups.

Students begin by undertaking coursework units of the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) degree (at least one unit of which involves a research project), while also preparing their research proposal for the PhD. Continuation to the PhD program is granted if performance on all components meets the required academic standard. A wide variety of thesis topics related to educational and developmental psychology across the lifespan are possible, subject to available supervision. On completion of the course, students submit a PhD thesis of 80,000 to 100,000 words.

Graduates will develop as independent specialist professionals with a commitment to learning across the lifespan of the theoretical, research, assessment, and therapeutic skills involved in educational and developmental psychology.

Career opportunities

Graduates provide counselling and support to people of all ages, across a diverse range of organisations including primary and secondary schools, health and welfare services, care facilities, and within business and corporate environments. The PhD qualification will also allow graduates to work as academics in tertiary settings.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
36,800 Per Year Scheduled dates throughout the year 4 years
Full time
Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800

Entry criteria

Minimum upper H2B (a mark of 65 or above) in an honours year in a relevant field, or its equivalent

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (paper-based) : 550+ TWE 4.5

TOEFL 79 + Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 & Writing 21

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 + communicative score 50

Cambridge English: 176 + no skill below 169


Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
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