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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Psychology

  • Start Date

    February

  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type

    MA, MSc

  • Course Fees

    Estimated annual tuition: A$41,040

UNSW School of Psychology

UNSW is currently ranked 20th in the world for Psychology in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. The Master of Psychology (Clinical) program began in 1971 and its theoretical orientation has primarily been one of experimental empiricism, and the Clinical program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model for clinical training. The program has an emphasis on cognitive-behavioural approaches to the understanding and management of clinical programs. The program concerns itself with adult, adolescent and child clinical psychology, neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.

Who is this degree for?

This program provides graduate training for psychologists who intend to work as clinicians in hospitals, community health and other settings where they might be engaged in health promotion and the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of people with a range of psychological problems or disabilities.

Professional accreditation

The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as the fifth and sixth years of study leading to full membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). Graduates of the program are eligible for Associate Membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. After completing a further two years of full-time equivalent supervised practice, graduates of the program are eligible to apply for full membership and endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.

Program structure

The program consists of three components, all of which are compulsory:

1. Coursework - Weekly lectures and seminars with associated written forms of assessment

2. Professional Practice - Completion of a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice within the School Clinic and in field clinical settings, weekly Clinical meetings and Skills Training Workshops

3. A Research Thesis


Visit the Master of Psychology (Clinical) page on the UNSW Sydney website for more details!

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