Educational Psychology

  • Flexible delivery including online, school holiday intensive and evening classes.
  • Affordable study with Commonwealth Supported Places for eligible students.

Overview

Cognitive processes and the implications for teaching techniques

Our postgraduate courses in Educational Psychology are specialist professional development programs. They focus on cognitive processes and their implications for teaching techniques and instructional design:

  • Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Psychology)
  • Master of Education (Educational Psychology)

As a students of Educational Psychology, you will gain deeper insights into human development, learning, thinking, motivation and individual differences within the framework of cognitive load theory.

Domestic students may be eligible to pay or defer fees through FEE-HELP and Commonwealth supported places are available.

Structure

Flexible delivery

Our postgraduate courses are offered through a range of flexible delivery modes, including:

  • online and blended courses
  • intensive school holiday courses
  • workplace and self-directed learning
  • evening classes

For more information about the delivery mode for each course, visit the UNSW School of Education website.


Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Psychology)

Students studying a Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Psychology) must complete 24 units of credit including the following:

  • Two compulsory courses:
    • Learning, Problem Solving, and the Development of Expertise - Intensive course
    • Human Development and Education - Weekly face-to-face class
  • Two elective courses from options within the Educational Psychology specialisation.

Master of Education (Educational Psychology)

Students studying a Masters degree in Educational Psychology must complete 48 units of credit including the following:

  • Three compulsory courses:
    • Learning, Problem Solving, and the Development of Expertise - Intensive course
    • Human Development and Education - Weekly face-to-face class
    • Research Project - Self-directed course
  • And one research methodology course
    • Experimental Research Design - Intensive course
    • Survey Research - Intensive course
    • Classroom-based Research - Summer Intensive Course
    • Researching Education - Intensive course
  • Two elective courses from options within the Educational Psychology specialisation.
  • Two elective courses from the full range of Master of Education options.

To see an example of a program of study, visit the UNSW School of Education website.

Entry requirements

Students must meet the following selection requirements for entry to the Graduate Certificate of Education (Educational Psychology) and the Master of Education (Educational Psychology):

  • A recognised Bachelor degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching).

OR

  • A four year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate teacher status in NSW.

An applicant who submits evidence of other equivalent academic and professional qualifications may be permitted to enrol in the degree.

Careers

Our postgraduate programs in school and educational psychology will enhance your career options and professional advancement within a broad range of educational institutions including:

  • early childhood teaching
  • primary and secondary teaching
  • vocational and workplace teaching
  • tertiary teaching

Many of our graduates progress into specialist fields of education by developing and extending their understanding of a critical area of education.

Opportunities

Research pathways

This program can also be a gateway to higher research study.

If you are interested in pursuing a research career we encourage you to study research methodology and undertake research project during your postgraduate course.

UNSW handbook

Degree program structure and academic rules information:


If you are a current student, please refer to the Online Handbook in the year you commenced your degree.

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GradCert - 7401 Master - 8910
GradCert - 0.5 FT Master - 1 FT
February, July
Education (Educational Psychology)
GradCert - 24 Master - 48
30 Nov, 31 May - Late applications will be considered
Yes
Combination of intensive, online & face-to-face (on campus)
Master $6,256 - Visit UNSW Fees