Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology

Monash University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 038585A

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Educational and developmental psychologists focus on how people develop and learn throughout their lifetime. They work with individuals, families, groups and organisations in a range of settings and have varying roles such as school psychologist, guidance officer, and child and adolescent counsellor. They conduct psychological and educational assessments and instructional planning for exceptional children, adolescents and e Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology is an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited fifth and sixth-year sequence in psychology and prepares graduates to practise as educational and developmental psychologists in settings including schools, health and welfare services, care facilities, and within business environments.

The course develops you as an independent specialist with a professional commitment to lifelong learning and application of the theoretical, research, assessment and therapeutic skills related to educational and developmental psychology.

You will develop advanced understanding of, and the skills associated with:

human developmental stages and processes throughout the lifespan
psycho-educational assessment and treatment approaches for problematic or atypical development
advanced therapeutic counselling process and the cycle of effective intervention and change
contemporary models of exceptionality and inclusion
evidence-based intervention and treatment programs for psychological problems and psychopathology across the lifespan
contemporary research and theories of abilities, personality and psychopathology
ethical, cultural and professional issues
administering and reporting a range of essential psycho-educational assessment instruments for assessing abilities, personality and adjustment of children through to adults

In addition you will apply theory to practice with 1000 hours of supervised professional placements in a range of settings.

In undertaking a research thesis, you will develop an evidence based approach to psychology, carrying out reviews and scientific investigations relevant to the theory and practice of educational and developmental psychology.

As a graduate, you will be qualified to register as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). You will also meet most requirements for membership of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
38,900 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia

Entry criteria

A fourth year of psychology study from any course accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), which may be a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor's honours degree, with at least a distinction (70%) average in fourth year psychology.

These qualifications must have been completed within the last 10 years.

Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

English entry requirements

Level D

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0 and Speaking 7.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 65, Reading 65, Speaking 65 and Writing 65

TOEFL Internet-based test: 98 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 24, Listening 24, Speaking 23 and Writing 27

Address

Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia
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