Please refer to: DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

The Doctor of Psychology is no longer available.

Duration

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

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

48

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 Doctor of Psychology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Honours I or IIA degree in psychology or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program from a recognised tertiary institution.

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

AQF level

AQF level 10

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 2015 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.

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Psychology

Email: pgenq@psy.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4919

Web:

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

48

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 Doctor of Psychology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Honours I or IIA degree in psychology or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program from a recognised tertiary institution.

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

CRICOS Code: 051083C

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 10

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 2015 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 UQ International Admissions Office.

Closing Date

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

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Doctor of Psychology?

This program entails a substantial empirical research thesis as well as advanced professionally-oriented coursework, with opportunities for specialist concentration in areas such as child and family, health and older adults. The focus is on gaining a foundation in the scientific bases and practice of clinical psychology. The training in clinical practice employs evidence-based best practice models in health and mental health settings.

What you can study

Courses

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

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Doctor of Psychology

Placement courses

Students are required to complete 1500 hours of supervised practice over six semesters. 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. Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before starting their practice, because all of our students are required to be provisionally registered with the Psychology Board of Queensland before starting their studies. There will be no extra costs to the student in addition to course fees except for incidentals such as travel and daily expenses. The Clinical Program Practicum Handbook provides additional information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from the School of Psychology.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Honours I or IIA degree in psychology or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program from a recognised tertiary institution.

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

Additional application information

Applicants must nominate 3 referees and include the Psychology Additional Information form with their on-line application. Shortlisted candidates undertake an interview.

There is a quota of 25 students in the program. Offers will be made 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.

Limited entry is available in Sem 2 for applicants who have graduated with a Master in Clinical Psychology, or equivalent within the last 10 years, have current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and wish to upgrade their qualification to a Doctor of Psychology.

All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or if applicable, full registration, with the 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.

How to apply

Apply Online

Closing date

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

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Honours I or IIA degree in psychology or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program from a recognised tertiary institution.

Students 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 thePsychology 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 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.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 051083C

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 UQ International Admissions Office.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

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 2015 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 2015 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

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Psychology Board of Australia Registration (approx total for 2 years $1000)

What you can do with a Doctor of Psychology

Careers

For information about employment opportunities please visit the Australian Psychological Society website or contact them by one of the following options:

Phone
Outside Australia: +61 3 8662 3300
Within Australia: 1800 333 497
Email: contactus@psychology.org.au

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • Psychology Board Australia

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Doctor of Psychology

To complete the Doctor of 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 #48 from the relevant DPsych field of study List. Refer to DPsych rules for further information.

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

Program Rules for the Doctor of Psychology