Psychology (Clinical) - Masters Degree (Coursework)
This program provides graduate training for psychologists who intend to work as clinicians in hospitals, community health and other settings where they might be engaged in health promotion and the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of people with a range of psychological problems or disabilities.
The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as the fifth and sixth years of study leading to full membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). Graduates of the program are eligible for Associate Membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. After completing a further two years of full-time equivalent supervised practice, graduates of the program are eligible to apply for full membership and endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.
Admissions selection criteria:
Completion of an accredited four-year Bachelor degree in psychology (with First Class Honours) from UNSW, or equivalent from another APAC-recognised university. Psychology qualifications obtained outside of Australia must contain a significant research thesis component, and must be assessed as the equivalent of an Australian four-year sequence in psychology (including Honours) by the APS.
Admission is based on academic merit, two referee reports, and performance at an interview. Interviews are held at UNSW in late November/early December, but may be offered remotely in limited circumstances.
- Masters Degree (Coursework)