Master of Clinical Psychology

University of Canberra

This program is designed to train psychology graduates to work as clinical psychologists, providing the 5th and 6th years of training required for Membership of the Australian Psychological Society and for Associate Membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and the two years of supervised practice required for full registration as a psychologist. The course emphasises the acquisition of clinical psychological knowledge and skills, as well as the further development of an understanding of psychological research, particularly to facilitate ongoing professional development. A major teaching strategy is the adoption of a problem-solving approach to learning to strengthen the acquisition of practical skills. The course also introduces students to the applications of health psychology and forensic psychology in clinical practice.

Course Fee:

International: $79,200

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: 1. A completed four-year bachelor degree that includes a sequence in psychology that has been accredited by APAC or equivalent* within the last 10 years. 2. A distinction or higher average in their fourth year of psychology (in honours or a graduate diploma). Non-UC graduates must have a First Class Honours to be eligible. * Equivalency is as determined by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an Overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in writing and speaking and not less than 6.0 in reading and listening.


48 credit points. This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting.

Subjects you can Study:

Clinical psychology

Further information:

This course has an early closing date to submit applications by the 31st October of every year. Domestic applicants must apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) and submit their referee reports through the Australian Psychology Post-graduate Program Reference Request System.


The Master of Clinical Psychology (MCP) provides the 5th and 6th years of APAC accredited postgraduate training required to be eligible for general registration as a psychologist and entry into the registrar program for Clinical endorsement. The program also meets the requirements for membership of the Australian Psychological Society and Associate Membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Who for:

Psychology graduates wishing to become practising clinical psychologists

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00212K

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Part time 4 years
Canberra No info No Full time 2 years
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

Provider CRICOS: 00212K

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