Master of Clinical Psychology

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

This program is designed to train psychology graduates to work as clinical psychologists, providing the 5th and 6th years of training required for Membership of the Australian Psychological Society and for Associate Membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and the two years of supervised practice required for full registration as a psychologist. The course emphasises the acquisition of clinical psychological knowledge and skills, as well as the further development of an understanding of psychological research, particularly to facilitate ongoing professional development. A major teaching strategy is the adoption of a problem-solving approach to learning to strengthen the acquisition of practical skills. The course also introduces students to the applications of health psychology and forensic psychology in clinical practice.

Designed for

Psychology graduates wishing to become practising clinical psychologists


48 credit points. This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting.


  • Clinical psychology

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: 1. A completed four-year bachelor degree that includes a sequence in psychology that has been accredited by APAC or equivalent* within the last 10 years. 2. A distinction or higher average in their fourth year of psychology (in honours or a graduate diploma). Non-UC graduates must have a First Class Honours to be eligible. * Equivalency is as determined by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an Overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in writing and speaking and not less than 6.0 in reading and listening.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $83,200 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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