Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


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



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021

AUD44,510 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
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.

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. With expert supervision in our Psychology clinic and local health care and community settings, the course will give you the skills to work in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of psychological disorders.

You will enhance your conceptual and interpersonal 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 a diverse range of clients and other health professionals, and be able to conduct, evaluate and present systematic research relevant to Clinical Psychology.

Graduates will be knowledgeable, skilled and ethical practitioners of Clinical Psychology and capable of adhering to the 'scientist-practitioner' model of practice.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from renowned researchers such as Professor Scott Brown who was recently named Australia’s leading researcher in cognitive science (The Australian’s 2019 Research magazine)
  • Become a fully accredited Clinical Psychologist - the program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). The Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), through APAC, also recognises the program for the purposes of registration and endorsement of practice in clinical psychology.
  • 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 board-approved Clinical Psychologists.
  • Exceptional learning experience - our postgraduate studies in Psychology is ranked #1 in Australia for overall educational experience (Quality Indicators of Teaching and Learning 2018).
  • 94.7% of postgraduate students in our Psychology Studies find employment within four months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019).
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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 in clinical and community settings 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