School of Psychology

Postgraduate Applications 2015

Applications for postgraduate programs starting 2016 are currently open and will close 31st October 2015.

Entry to the coursework and combined programs is at the beginning of the academic year. The Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis is the only program that has two intakes (semesters 1 & 2) and you have to apply for semester 1 2016 entry in 2015. Entry to the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy programs is throughout the year.

Entrance Requirements

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.  For entry into a postgraduate coursework 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.

Supporting Information

Applicants for all programs with a coursework component (Master/PhD, Graduate Diplomas-Clinical and Clinical Neuropsychology, Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis and Master of IOP must forward the link below to their nominated academic referees.


Applicants must ask their referees to complete the online referre report no later than 31st October 2015

Applicants for all of the above programs must also provide the following information with their application:

Brief personal statement outlining the reasons for applying for the program - maximum of one page.

Curriculum Vitae summarising any occupational or practical experience of relevance to the program.

Names and contact details (telephone numbers and email addresses) of the two nominated academic referees that will be completing the referee report.



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 University Research site.

International applicants seeking a HDR supervisor must complete the online form at

http://uwa.qualtrics/jfe/form/SV_0MqRsnZT5cnv19a and upload any supporting documents.

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

If you are unsure about your qualifications, contact either the Admissions Centre  or the International Centre for advice.


How to Apply

Please, address any application queries to or phone (+61) 8 6488 3247.

Research only programs*: Doctor of Philosophy (00810) and Master of Philosophy (by research) (50710)

Combined programs*:


Coursework only programs: Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (53580)

Other programs with coursework component