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Master of Applied Psychology (Community Psychology)
Master of Applied Psychology (Community Psychology)

Master of Applied Psychology (Community Psychology)

  • ID:VU610014
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$22,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$22,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$87,240.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Entry into a masters degree requires you to have completed an undergraduate qualification that is comparable to an Australian bachelor degree, honours degree or graduate diploma.

Check that your qualification meets the international academic entry requirements for a course.

English requirements

You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency:

  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

  • TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than:Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Reading: 18, Writing: 22

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)

  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

Other requirements

Completion of Bachelor Honours degree (or equivalent) in the same discipline (accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council, completed within the last 10 years, with a minimum average of at least 75 in fourth-year sequence).

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Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in the same discipline (accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council, completed within the last 10 years, with a minimum average of at least 75).

Course Information

Pursue a career as a community psychologist with the Master of Applied Psychology (Community Psychology).

You'll be part of a vibrant learning environment where your psychology skills and knowledge will be directed towards applied community psychology.

This course is founded on the scientist–practitioner model of professional training. Two key elements of the model are:

  • combined knowledge and skills acquisition with reality-based psychological understandings

  • facilitation of a clear stance of inquiry in relation to all aspects of theory, research and practice.

You'll undertake a combination of theoretical coursework, skill-based practice coursework, practicum placements and an applied community psychology focused research project.

Graduating students will have completed 1000 hours of supervised practical placement experience.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates may find employment in:

  • community mental health

  • organisational, applied social, environmental, ecological and health psychology or related areas

  • policy development, research and evaluation

  • community organising, advocacy and program development

  • applied social, environmental health psychology

  • community psychology and related areas.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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