Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Clinical Psychology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor in Psychology (Honours I or IIA) or an equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 6256

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Psychology

Email: pgenq@psy.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4919

Web: http://www.psy.uq.edu.au

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Clinical Psychology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor in Psychology (Honours I or IIA) or an equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.

CRICOS Code: 026000G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 34611

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - August 31 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: http://www.psy.uq.edu.au

Why study the Master of Clinical Psychology?

Clinical psychologists promote optimal levels of psychological functioning to decrease levels of psychological distress. They have expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a broad range of emotional and behavioural problems including anxiety, depression, stress, substance addiction and abuse, adjustment to physical illness, relationship difficulties and learning disabilities.

This program provides knowledge and professional skills in the area of clinical psychology through a combination of coursework, supervised practice, and research. You will gain a foundation in the scientific bases and practice of clinical psychology and receive training in clinical practice which employs evidence-based best practice model.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Clinical Psychology.

Placement courses

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and apply your knowledge through 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of organisations including not-for-profit, community service, and private practice.

Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of the UQ campus but they can be expected to travel up to 60 minutes away. Students are generally placed at Ipswich, Brisbane, and the Southeast corner of Queensland.

There will be no extra costs to the student in addition to course fees except for incidentals such as travel and daily expenses. The Master of Clinical Psychology Placement Handbook provides additional information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from the School of Psychology.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor in Psychology (Honours I or IIA) or an equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.

Additional application information

Domestic students in the MClinPsych may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

Applicants must nominate three referees and include the Psychology Additional Information form with their on-line application. Shortlisted candidates are required to undertake an interview.

There is a quota of 25 students in the program. Offers will be made to applicants on the basis of highest academic rank, referees reports and interview. A limited number of places are available for suitably qualified people on the basis of equity and students identifying as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must have registration prior to commencing their study and this must be maintained for the duration of the program.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

A Blue Card is required before the commencement of placement.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor in Psychology (Honours I or IIA) or an equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.

Additional application requirements

Applicants must submit a certified copy of their transcript and/or degree certificate and must nominate three referees and include the Psychology Additional Information form with their application. Shortlisted candidates are required to undertake an interview.

There is a quota of 25 students in the program. Offers will be made to applicants on the basis of highest academic rank, referees reports and interview.

All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must have registration prior to commencing their study and this must be maintained for the duration of the program.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

A Blue Card is required before the commencement of placement.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 026000G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - August 31 of the previous year.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 6256

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 34611

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Psychology Board of Australia Registration (approx total for 2 years $1000)

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Clinical Psychology

Careers

As a clinical psychologist, you will work in a range of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, aged care and private practice, as well as schools, courts, community health services, prisons and the defence forces.

For more information about employment opportunities go to the Australian Psychological Society website at www.psychology.org.au.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Psychology Board Australia

Accreditation body

  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Clinical Psychology

To complete the Master of Clinical Psychology, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #32 from the MPsychClin course list. Refer to the program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Clinical Psychology.

Program Rules for the Master of Clinical Psychology