Master's Degree in Psychology in Australia

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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Psychology is a diverse field that involves knowledge of human behavior and the mind. Research psychology conducts experiments to better understand personality and social behavior. Applied psychology uses the results of research to solve social problems.

Australia has the third largest number of foreign students in the world despite having a community of only 23 million. These are strong academic credentials, but Australian institutions are just as highly ranked as the cities that house them around the native land.

Top Master Programs in Psychology in Australia 2017

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Master of Clinical Psychology

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia North Ryde

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... [+]

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.

Key features

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. ... [-]

Master of Psychology (Forensic)

Bond University
Campus Full time 108 weeks January 2017 Australia Robina

This program provides an in-depth analysis of the interface between psychology and law in relation to the criminal courts, as well as family and civil matters. The course covers all stages of the criminal justice system from investigation and interview through to pre-trial psychological assessment, involvement at the pre-sentencing stage and the treatment of convicted offenders. There is an emphasis on the scientist-practitioner approach. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited four year sequence of study in Psychology (such as Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) or Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science) or equivalent within the last 10 years, and have achieved a minimum upper second class honours (H2A) or equivalent. Applicants must also be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist. IELTS score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0. Applicants are assessed on academic performance, referee reports and personal suitability via interview. If you have obtained your qualifications outside Australia you must have your qualifications assessed prior to applying for this program and prior to applying for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. The Australian Psychological Society provides this assessment service for the Board and the assessment assists the Board in determining if your qualifications are equivalent to an ‘approved qualification’. However, it is important to note the final decision on equivalence rests with the Board. For more information on equivalency assessments please visit psychology.org.au. If you obtained your qualifications outside Australia please submit evidence of your Australian Psychology Society equivalency with your application. You must obtain provisional registration from the Psychology Board of Australia before commencing the program. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program provides an in-depth analysis of the interface between psychology and law in relation to the criminal courts, as well as family and civil matters. The course covers all stages of the criminal justice system from investigation and interview through to pre-trial psychological assessment, involvement at the pre-sentencing stage and the treatment of convicted offenders. There is an emphasis on the scientist-practitioner approach. This program is also designed to provide education, knowledge, training and clinical skills in professional psychology to meet the requirements for registration as a psychologist. Placements are an integral part of this program. You will undertake practical placements as part of your training. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Foundation Subjects (7) Advanced Psychological Assessment Counselling Psychotherapies and Clinical Skills Forensic Psychopathology Psychology and the Law 1 Psychology and the Law 2 Research Methods, Professional Practice and Ethics Special Category Offenders Elective Subjects (1) One of the following electives: Crime Analysis and Profiling Psychopharmacology and Pharmacotherapy Dissertation Subjects (4) You will undertake a research project that allows you to investigate and report on a specialised topic in the area of forensic psychology. This component is equivalent to four subjects. Practical Placements (4) Internship: Part A (PSYC71-731) Internship: Part B (PSYC71-732) Externship I* (PSYC71-733) Externship II* (PSYC71-734) Students complete the first two-semester internship at the psychology clinic located on campus under staff supervision, and two externships in a clinical community setting under external supervision. Students complete the first two-semester internship at the psychology clinic located on campus under staff supervision, and two externships in a clinical community setting under external supervision. PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES This program meets the requirements set out by the Psychology Board of Australia. You will be eligible to apply for full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia after two years of provisional registration. You will also be eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and for associate membership of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION This Master of Psychology (Forensic) is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and has full approval of the APS for the purpose of associate membership to the APS College of Forensic Psychologists. *Students may be required to travel outside the Gold Coast region to undertake their external placement. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from externship locations. If external placements are not completed on time students may need to extend beyond the six semesters in order to complete all the necessary components of the program. This may have an impact on Australian students in receipt of Centrelink benefits, and students are responsible for informing themselves on this matter. [-]

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Bond University
Campus Full time 108 weeks January 2017 Australia Robina

This program is designed for individuals seeking registration as a clinical psychologist or for registered psychologists seeking to upgrade their existing qualifications. The program provides in-depth training in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of psychological disorders across a wide range of client populations. There is an emphasis on the scientist-practitioner approach. [+]

Best Masters in Psychology in Australia 2017. ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited four year sequence of study in Psychology (such as Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) or Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science) or equivalent within the last 10 years and have achieved a minimum upper second class honours (H2A) or equivalent. Applicants must also be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist. IELTS score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0. Applicants are assessed on academic performance, referee reports and personal suitability via interview. Those who have obtained their qualifications outside Australia must have their qualifications assessed prior to applying for this program and prior to applying for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. The Australian Psychological Society provides this assessment service for the Board and the assessment assists the Board in determining if your qualifications are equivalent to an ‘approved qualification’. However, it is important to note the final decision on equivalence rests with the Board. For more information on equivalency assessments please visit psychology.org.au. If you obtained your qualifications outside Australia please submit evidence of your Australian Psychology Society equivalency with your application. You must obtain provisional registration from the Psychology Board of Australia before commencing the program. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is designed for individuals seeking registration as a clinical psychologist or for registered psychologists seeking to upgrade their existing qualifications. The program provides in-depth training in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of psychological disorders across a wide range of client populations. There is an emphasis on the scientist-practitioner approach. This program is also designed to provide education, knowledge, training and clinical skills in professional psychology to meet the requirements for registration as a psychologist. Placements are an integral part of this program. You will undertake practical placements as part of their clinical training. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Foundation Subjects (7) Advanced Psychological Assessment Counselling Psychotherapies and Clinical Skills Health Psychology Psychopathology and Therapy: Adults 1 Psychopathology and Therapy: Adults 2 Psychopathology and Therapy: Families, Children and Adolescents Research Methods, Professional Practice and Ethics Elective Subjects (1) One of the following electives: Forensic Psychopathology Psychopharmacology and Pharmacotherapy Special Category Offenders Dissertation Subjects (4) You must undertake a research project that allows you to investigate and report on a specialised topic in the area of clinical psychology. This component is equivalent to four subjects. Practical Placements (4) Internship: Part A (PSYC71-731) Internship: Part B (PSYC71-732) Externship I* (PSYC71-733) Externship II* (PSYC71-734) You must complete the first two-semester internship at the Psychology Clinic on campus under staff supervision and two externships* in a clinical community setting under external supervision. PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES This program meets the requirements set out by the Psychology Board of Australia. Graduates will be eligible to apply for full registration after two years of probationary registration. You will be eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and associate membership to the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and has full approval of the APS, for the purpose of associate membership to the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. *Students may be required to travel outside the Gold Coast region to undertake their external placement. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from externship locations. If external placements are not completed on time students may need to extend beyond the six semesters in order to complete all the necessary components of the program. This may have an impact on Australian students in receipt of Centrelink benefits, and students are responsible for informing themselves on this matter. [-]

Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy

University of South Australia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 Australia Adelaide + 1 more

This program is a coursework Masters degree with a tailored offering responding to the advanced learning needs and goals of qualified physiotherapists. The program is offered with the flexible delivery of a combination of external and internal study. [+]

The Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy program is a coursework Masters degree with a tailored offering responding to the advanced learning needs and goals of qualified physiotherapists. The program is offered with the flexible delivery of a combination of external and internal study. The eight courses (36 units) which make up this Master’s program have been developed to meet the competency requirements of the national special groups of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and in turn of College of Physiotherapists. Areas of tailored self-directed and directed study can be negotiated and may include but not are not limited to paediatrics, neurology, cardiorespiratory, rehabilitation and women’s health physiotherapy. Contemporary health care and clinical practice require therapists' reasoning and practice to be critical, reflective, patient-centred and evidence-based. It is the aim of this program to provide physiotherapists with focussed physiotherapy education to enable them to develop an advanced level of evidence-based practice. Unique features of the program include: advanced education in clinical theory and practice including active, passive and educative management with practical skills supervision provided in intensive blocks as required; dedicated core courses in evidence-based practice, range of electives available to suit diverse interests and backgrounds of students including pain mechanisms, and pain assessment, rehabilitation and management available; dedicated clinical course in selected areas of practice in intensive blocks. The Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports) enables qualified and experienced physiotherapists to gain advanced theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in the field of sports physiotherapy. It aims to provide physiotherapists with an advanced qualification in sports physiotherapy practice through advancing their knowledge, clinical skills and application of evidence based practice. IMPORTANT NOTICE Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia), all students enrolled in this program must be registered with the relevant National Board either as general registration or limited registration under supervision. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following a student’s enrolment in the program. [-]

Master of Clinical Psychology (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years

This course is intended for registered clinical psychologists, or students who have completed a registrable psychology degree, who wish to pursue a career in research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification. Students gain research skills and expertise in their area of research interest, and demonstrate their outstanding academic ability and commitment to clinical psychology through the completion of the degree. [+]

This course provides students the opportunity to work with leading national and international researchers in their area of interest to develop and complete an original research project which contributes to knowledge. Students gain research training and skills, as well as developing extensive knowledge and expertise in an area of research. Students are supported by a strong and vibrant research culture, both within the school and the University, and have access to other researchers, a wide variety of workshops, the University library and research facilities.

This course is excellent preparation for those students who wish to pursue doctoral research study, a career in research or higher-level psychology positions. Career options include academic appointments, expanded practice roles, advisory positions and industry roles.... [-]


Master of Clinical Psychology

University of Technology Sydney
Campus or Online Full time 2 years

The UTS Master of Clinical Psychology provides students with a practice-based and research-led education in clinical psychology, encompassing on-campus learning, on-campus and off-campus clinical placement, and research. The course is delivered in custom-built, state-of-the-art facilities including on-campus clinics. [+]

The course offers training in professional practice as a clinical psychologist. Uniquely, all academic staff are also experienced, currently practicing clinical psychologists. Through expert supervision in the University clinic, as well as on placement in a local teaching hospital and community health centre settings, students develop strong clinical and research skills applicable to a wide range of clinical psychology areas of practice.

Career options include clinical psychology, consultancy, counselling, and forensic psychology.

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Master of Family Studies

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Family Studies draws on the research and practice expertise of the University’s internationally renowned Family Action Centre, Discipline of Family Studies, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine. As a Centre engaged in the provision of family programs, research and policy advocacy, the Family Action Centre is well positioned to provide theoretical and practical education that will equip graduates for leading roles in family work positions or for the application of Family Studies in other professional roles in fields where understandings of families are important. [+]

Best Masters in Psychology in Australia 2017. The University of Newcastle’s Master of Family Studies is a newly developed program designed for students looking to advance their career opportunities in family study fields. The program has been designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas including family studies and cultural diversity, equipping you with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work based positions. The Master of Family Studies can be either structured as a general program or with a specialisation in one of the following areas: Intensive Family Practice International Family Studies Working with Men and Fathers As a graduate, you will be qualified to effectively support families in areas such as intensive family support and counselling, working with men and fathers, disability and drug and alcohol abuse. Skilled and highly educated workers in these areas of expertise are essential. The Master of Family Studies will prepare you with these skills, ensuring you are equipped to deal with the complex issues that arise in varied cultural, social and political contexts. Our advanced online and blended delivery learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. Is it for you? Are you looking for a career that enables you to make a real difference in people’s lives? Do you have a bachelor degree in a related field? The Master of Family Studies could be the advanced program that gives your career the meaning you’ve been seeking. You may be looking to this program for a career change or to enhance your career potential in family studies. Either way the Master of Family Studies will provide you with an advanced educational foundation, preparing you with the required knowledge and skills to succeed in your chosen setting. Throughout the program you will be provided with opportunities to apply your acquired learnings in a practical setting to better prepare you for professional roles in family service management, family program coordination or research and policy development in government, non-government, community and corporate sectors, just to name a few. The expertise of academics within the course will provide you with invaluable guidance and advice, contributing significantly to your learning and development. You will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the University of Newcastle’s national and international partnerships and accessibility to the Family Action Centre. You will have access to professionals that are actively engaged in the provision of family programs, research and policy advocacy helping you to gain a true understanding of possible career paths. Career Pathways Using your interdisciplinary knowledge acquired from the University of Newcastle’s Master of Family Studies, you will be able to focus on preventing as well as remediating problems whilst maintaining a commitment to improving overall quality of family life. You will promote improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but by also seeking to improve accessibility, accountability and coordination among professionals and agencies. Your advanced skills and knowledge will increase your employment potential in the social and human services in universities, schools, non-profit organisations, hospitals, home health and long-term care agencies and in government. You will be able to leverage your career by taking on roles including: family service manager family program coordinator research and policy officer international development worker specialising in family policy or programs family and relationship services practitioner specialist family work roles in nursing, allied health, youth work, drug and alcohol, mental health, early childhood, education, law. With your internationally recognised Master of Family Studies under your belt, you will be able to pursue a career that enables you to make a real difference in people’s lives no matter where you are in the world. Specialisations The Master of Family Studies is a newly developed program designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas including family studies and cultural diversity, equipping you with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work based positions. The program has been designed to offer maximum flexibility, depending on your career objectives. You can choose to complete the general Master of Family Studies program (80 or 120 units) or take on a specialisation from the following professional areas: Intensive Family Practice International Family Studies Working with Men and Fathers Note: Students completing the Intensive Family Practice Specialisation must attend compulsory workshops at Newcastle. Please review the timetable information for specific courses (subjects). The flexibility of its structure and diversity of its offerings makes this program unique. You will have control over what you study to best achieve your career goals. There are core and compulsory courses in each specialisation in the program. In addition, the general Master of Family Studies allows you to select courses from a prescribed list of directed courses enabling you to tailor your program and best align with preferred disciplines including ageing, disability services, drug and alcohol studies, children and families or working with men and fathers. If you prefer to specialise your qualification in one of the three areas identified above you will also be offered flexibility in selecting courses from a prescribed list of directed courses. The program also offers valuable practical components, providing you with opportunities to apply your learned theories and practices, further developing your advanced skills and expertise and better preparing you for real world settings through intensive face to face workshops held in Newcastle. Admission Requirements Minimum of a three year degree in any area related to Family Studies or extended by a related postgraduate qualification. Applicants with a four year undergraduate degree in a related filed or with other postgraduate qualifications or related experience, as demonstrated by a CV and statement of service, are welcome to seek credit in the Master degree. Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Clinical Psychology

University of Newcastle
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to work as clinical psychologists. Graduates will be knowledgeable, skilled and ethical practitioners of Clinical Psychology, capable of adhering to the 'scientist-professional' model of practice. [+]

The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to work as clinical psychologists. Graduates will be knowledgeable, skilled and ethical practitioners of Clinical Psychology, capable of adhering to the 'scientist-professional' model of practice.

The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and approved by the College of Clinical Psychologists for the purposes of determining College membership, and accepted by the NSW Psychologists Registration Board as an approved fifth and sixth year of study.

Why study with us

We believe your life should be enhanced by your learning, not hampered by it. That's why we've produced a program that's flexible, allowing you to balance work, family and lifestyle commitments. With the program running across three evenings per week, it's possible to both study and earn a living. In fact, many of our students are employed as part-time psychologists, with two days a week dedicated to clinical placements. You control your learning. If you're looking for rapid completion, then the full-time on campus nature of the program is the perfect option. Alternatively our part-time on campus option caters for those with heavier commitments.... [-]


Master of Psychology

RMIT University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Victoria

This program offers you the necessary training to become a professional psychologist. It is oriented towards cognitive-behavioural psychology and you'll... [+]

Master of Psychology

RMIT specialises in clinical psychology.This program offers you the necessary training to become a professional psychologist. It is oriented towards cognitive-behavioural psychology and you'll be trained and expected to work according to the scientist-professional model.

Learning and teaching

Internal practicums are carried out under supervision at our Psychology Clinic.Case conferences are held in groups to review clinical cases and further develop clinical knowledge and skills and are led by an experienced practitioner.You'll be assisted to undertake 2 external practicums (minimum of 40 days and 60 days, respectively) in agencies like hospitals, clinics and other health facilities.Casework courses and field placements comprise a minimum of 132 days of practicum experience. You'll also do a supervised research thesis.RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English. You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.... [-]