Duration

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

Commencing 2017

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

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (minimum IIA honours) or 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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

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 2017

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

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (minimum IIA honours) or 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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

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

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

Enquire online

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.

What you can study

Students 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.

Courses

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

Placement courses

Students will undertake 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes not-for-profit organisations, community services, private practices and UQ's internal clinics. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life settings.

Further information about clinical placements is available from the School of Psychology.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (minimum IIA honours) or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.

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

Additional application information

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

Applicants must submit the Psychology Additional Information form, academic transcripts, CV and nominate three referees^. Shortlisted candidates are required to undertake an interview. Offers will be made on the basis of academic achievement, referee reports and interview. There are limited places available for this program.

^ Referees must be: your honours supervisor, another academic staff member and a third person who knows you well. Referees cannot be provided by a near relative or close associate. Examples of near relatives are partner, child, sibling and parents. Examples of close associates are close friends, neighbours and children of colleagues.

Suitably qualified people who identify 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 must be maintained for the duration of the program.

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

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card.

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

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (minimum IIA honours) or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program.

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

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

Applicants must submit the Psychology Additional Information form, academic transcripts, CV and nominate three referees^. Shortlisted candidates are required to undertake an interview. Offers will be made on the basis of academic achievement, referee reports and interview. There are limited places available for this program.

^ Referees must be: your honours supervisor, another academic staff member and a third person who knows you well. Referees cannot be provided by a near relative or close associate. Examples of near relatives are partner, child, sibling and parents. Examples of close associates are close friends, neighbours and children of colleagues.

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 must be maintained for the duration of the program.

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

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card.

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.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

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

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
  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists

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