Master of Clinical Psychology
This degree is the professional training course for those who want to practice as clinical psychologists. It equips you to become a high calibre practitioner who is well grounded in theory and practice, and capable of moving across a range of clinically oriented areas.
- Offers a variety of subjects including psychopathology, cognitive behaviour therapy, and clinical psychopharmacology
- Ensures you become capable of working in a variety of clinically oriented areas and assuming full independent professional responsibility through supervised practical placements
- Gives you access to the Macquarie University Psychology Clinic as well as other research and training facilities including the Emotional Health Clinic.
Suitable if you are a fourth year psychology honours graduate (within the last 10 years) wanting a professional career in clinical psychology.
- Recent APAC accredited Honours degree in Psychology (with first class or second class honours division one) or recognised equivalent
- Eligibility for provisional or full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
- Minimum English Language Proficiency: IELTS or IELTS equivalent of 7.0 overall, with minimum 7.0 in each band
All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification
Work experience requirements
Professional experience relevant to clinical psychology is a distinct advantage, either paid or voluntary, such as counselling or youth work.
- Applications close 31 October each year, for commencement in the following year.
- International students are required to provide an assessment of the level their qualifications as comparable to an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) sequence of study in psychology. Qualifications should be submitted to the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
After completion of specified pre-requisite units in the Master of Clinical Psychology program you may apply to admission to the Doctor of Clinical Psychology or the Combined Doctor of Philosophy with Master of Clinical Psychology program. Assessment for admission is based on academic progress, a quality research project and personal suitability.
You may also be considered for admission to the professional doctorate if you hold a Master of Clinical Neuropsychology from Macquarie University within the last 10 years and/or current endorsement as a Clinical Neuropsychologist.