The UNSW combined PhD/Masters of Psychology (Clinical) is a four-year, full-time degree that encourages initiative and originality in research. High-level candidates are offered an opportunity to engage in advanced training in areas relevant to the professional practice of Psychology. 

Clinical Psychology Program

This program has a research component as well as coursework and professional placement components. Its focus is on the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of people with a range of psychological challenges. It includes advanced training in research skills that are particularly relevant to clinical application.

Program Requirements

You must have completed an APAC accredited 4-year Bachelor degree in Psychology, with First Class Honours. Qualifications obtained outside of Australia must contain a significant research thesis component and be assessed by the APS, the peak body for psychologists in Australia.

Students must also hold a full scholarship in order to be eligible for the combined degree – self-funding is not permitted. 

Gain Professional Accreditation

The UNSW Psychology (Clinical) PhD/Masters program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Completion of the program leads 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 1.5 years of full-time equivalent supervised practice, graduates are also eligible to apply for full membership and endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. 

Learn With the Best

The UNSW School of Psychology is considered the best in Australia. We’re ranked 21st in the QS World Rankings, attracting award-winning staff and offering excellence and innovation in our teaching.  

The School has excellent research and professional training facilities that include extensive computing facilities; a psychological test library; a psychology clinic; a career research and assessment service; a technical workshop and laboratories in all areas of Experimental Psychology. The School also has strong links with professional practitioners in the areas of Clinical, Neuropsychological and Forensic Psychology. 

Your Career

There’s an increasing demand from a wide variety of agencies across Australia to obtain psychological expertise to aid understanding and management of psychological issues. 

    Clinical Psychologists work in a wide range of settings, including: 

    • hospital settings
    • community mental health centres
    • acute inpatient clinics
    • private practices
    • universities and schools