The University of Newcastle, Australia


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019

$40,375 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees


2 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0

Find out more about IELTS.

UON program code: 40187
CRICOS code: 098562M

Study Clinical Psychology

The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to practice as a clinical psychologist. Graduates will be knowledgeable, skilled and ethical practitioners capable of adhering to the 'scientist-practitioner' model of practice.

You will enhance your conceptual skills and apply advanced knowledge, principles and methods to relevant procedures, technologies and techniques in the professional practice of clinical psychology. You will work collaboratively and effectively with diverse clients, and be able to conduct, evaluate and present systematic research relevant to your field.

Why study with us?

  • Become a fully accredited clinical psychologist - on completion, you will be qualified to practice as a clinical psychologist and work with diverse clients, professionals and stakeholders to treat complex psychological disorders.
  • Diverse practical placement opportunities - our academic experts will assist you with obtaining placement opportunities that will allow you to demonstrate your broad skill set and gain practical experience in a clinical setting.
  • Be mentored by some of the best in the field - during your placement, you will be supervised by qualified clinical psychologists who are eligible for membership of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.
  • Exceptional learning experience - our postgraduate studies in Psychology rank #1 in Australia for overall educational experience (Quality Indicators of Teaching and Learning 2017).

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What you will study

The University of Newcastle's Master of Clinical Psychology offers courses that will enable you to gain comprehensive knowledge in professional and ethical practice, counselling and clinical interventions, clinical neuropsychology, health psychology, and the clinical psychology of adults, children, and people with intellectual disabilities.

Key areas of study include:

  • advanced methodology
  • critical issues and controversies in psychology
  • counselling and clinical intervention
  • professional and ethical practice

Study Pathways

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

The Master of Clinical Psychology will prepare graduates to professionally practice as clinical psychologists and provide a broad range of psychological services to long-term patients to treat mild to complex mental health conditions.

Other career prospects may include:

  • promoting psychological health through public policy
  • allied health professions management
  • teaching and supervision
  • research
  • program development and evaluation