Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
Students must complete 96 credit points, including 12 credit points of research, and 1000 clinical hours. This course is offered on a two-year, full-time basis.
- Clinical psychology
Standard entry requirements
- Accredited 4-year Bachelor degree with First Class or Second Class Honours, Division 1 in psychology from a university recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Qualifications from overseas must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society as equivalent to an Australian 4-year degree. It must include a major research thesis component. Recommended GPA is a credit average. Selected applicants are required to undertake an interview and final offers are dependent upon interview rank. Applicants should provide referees' reports, a CV and a personal statement regarding their application. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27
- Or AE6: Pass
- Or PTE: 65-72
- Or CAE: 185-190.
It is intended that the Master of Clinical Psychology provides the fifth and sixth year of study required to register as a psychologist in Australia. Graduates are eligible, following two years of supervised practice, for endorsement as a clinical psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and full membership of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society. In line with standard accreditation and approval procedures, UTS is currently undertaking the application processes for APAC accreditation and approval by the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.
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Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.