Master of Clinical Psychology

University of Newcastle

Program Description

Master of Clinical Psychology

University of 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 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.

Career Opportunities

There are many career opportunities for Clinical Psychologists in Area Health Services, both mental health and general health.

There are also opportunities in the Department of Community Services, the Department of Ageing, Disability & Home Care and in both non-government organisations and the private sectors.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the degree would be available to graduates who meet the following requirements:

1. Hold a four-year degree (or an equivalent three year/1 year postgraduate combination) in Psychology that has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council; and

2. Eligibility for provisional registration with NSW Psychologists Registration Board; and

3. Satisfy the School of Psychology of their suitability for the professional practice of Clinical Psychology. When evaluating suitability, the School will take into account previous relevant experience, reports of referees, units of study previously completed, and the outcome of a selection interview.

Selection criteria will also be based on applicants demonstrating a clear understanding of Clinical Psychology and the areas in which a Clinical Psychologist might work

Desirable criteria include research experience additional to Honours and involvement with professional organisations (e.g APAC)

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2018
2 years
Full time
23,840 AUD
Start date Jan. 2018
Australia Newcastle, New South Wales
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 23,840 AUD
This is the annual tuition fee for 2010.