UNSW Master of Psychology (Clinical) provides post-graduate training for psychologists intending to work in hospitals, community health and other clinical settings. Graduates will engage in health promotion and the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of people with a range of psychological problems, disorders and neuropsychological disorders.  

The degree has an emphasis on cognitive-behavioural approaches to the understanding and management of clinical problems.  

Gain Professional Accreditation 

The two-year full-time degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). It also leads to registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).  

Graduates are eligible for Associate Membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. After completing a further two years of full-time equivalent supervised practice (the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program), graduates are eligible to apply for full membership and endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. 

Clinical Experience 

This masters degree involves supervised clinical practice within the School of Psychology as well as clinic and field placements. You’ll gain experience working with children, adolescents and adults with acute and chronic difficulties.  

Placement options include:  

  • adult mental health 
  • psychiatry 
  • medical psychology 
  • child and family 
  • general community health. 

In addition to the coursework you will complete a research thesis, in the form of a scholarly journal article, on a topic relevant to clinical or abnormal psychology. 

Study 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. We earn more competitive research funding and publish more Tier 1 journal articles per academic than any other School in Australia.  

The School also has strong links with professional practitioners in the areas of clinical, neuropsychological and forensic psychology. 

UNSW Psychology has an academically rigorous but supportive culture, excellent research facilities, and offers great opportunities for students, visitors and collaborators. 

Your Career 

Clinical psychologists work in a range of settings including: 

  • counselling centres 
  • independent or group practices 
  • hospitals 
  • clinics 
  • rehabilitation 
  • universities and schools. 

Find Out More 

You can find out more information about this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.

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