Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

64

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

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (Honours I or IIA) or a combination of an approved 4-year degree in psychology and an approved masters degree.

Applicants must be eligible for provisional or if applicable, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Applicants 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 2018 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

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

64

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

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (Honours I or IIA) or a combination of an approved 4-year degree in psychology and an approved masters degree.

Applicants must be eligible for provisional or if applicable, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

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

CRICOS Code: 084717A

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 2018 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

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 7 3365 7487
Within Australia: 07 3365 7487

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

Enquire online

Why study the Doctor of Psychology?

This program is intended for practitioners who aspire to excellence and leadership in the profession of clinical psychology. The program entails a substantial empirical research thesis, specialist placements and advanced professionally oriented coursework, with opportunities for specialist concentration in areas such as child and family, clinical neuropsychology and older adults. Student's will gain a foundational knowledge of scientific bases and practice of clinical psychology as well as undertaking training in clinical practice which employs evidence-based best practice models in mental health settings.

The Doctor of Psychology currently has conditional accreditation with APAC, please contact the School of Psychology (pgenq@psy.uq.edu.au) for further information.

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 will undertake 1,500 hours of supervised clinical practice in areas such as child and family, clinical neuropsychology and older adults. 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.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (Honours I or IIA) or a combination of an approved 4-year degree in psychology and an approved masters degree.

Applicants must be eligible for provisional or if applicable, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

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

Additional application information

Detailed application requirements can be found on the School of Psychology website. Applicants must submit via the Online Application a Psychology Additional Information form, academic transcripts, and CV. In addition, three references will need to be submitted using the Australian Psychology Post-Graduate Program Reference Request System which requires an active subscription at a cost of $25. For further information regarding the reference system, visit http://www.psychologyreference.org.

Shortlisted candidates are required to undertake an interview. Offers will be made on the basis of academic achievement, references and interview. There are limited places available for this program. A limited number of places are available for suitably qualified applicants 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 has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

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 (Honours I or IIA) or a combination of an approved 4-year degree in psychology and an approved masters degree.

Applicants must be eligible for provisional or if applicable, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

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 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. Offers will be made on the basis of academic achievement, references 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 has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 084717A

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 2018 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 2018 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

As a clinical psychologist, you will work in a range of healthcare settings such:

  • hospitals
  • aged care
  • private practice
  • schools
  • courts
  • community health services
  • prisons
  • the defence forces.
Choose the clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology specialisation and you will work in hospital based neuropsychological assessment services and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. Clinical geropsychology provides opportunities for work in aged care assessment teams, long-term care facilities and community-based programs.

For information about employment opportunities visit the Australian Psychological Society (APS) at www.psychology.org.au

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following organisations:

  • Psychology Board of Australia

Completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic registration. Please contact the registration body for details of any conditions for registration.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

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 #64 from the relevant DPsych field of study course list. Refer to the DPsych program 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