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Master of Psychology
Masters by Coursework
- Master of Psychology
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 2 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
At Curtin, postgraduate study in psychology is designed to meet the needs of professionals seeking advanced theoretical and professional knowledge and skills. A master level course allows you to specialise in clinical psychology.
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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
This course will provide you with advanced training in clinical psychology up to the sixth year level through a combination of coursework, practical placements and research.
This major will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to be eligible to start registration towards your future practice as an endorsed clinical psychologist.
You will be trained in evidence-based interventions to assess and manage a range of psychological issues and diagnosed clinical disorders such as anxiety and depression. You will also be trained in individual and group interventions.
This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.
In order to be eligible for this course, applicants must obtain an APAC-accredited professional competencies (level 3) qualification, for example, Curtin’s Master of Psychology (Professional) or equivalent. Entry is competitive and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. For more information, please contact Associate Professor Rosanna Rooney, Course Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our psychology graduates are highly regarded for the depth of their theoretical and practical knowledge and research skills.
- Our teaching staff all have extensive experience and place importance on excellence in teaching.
Graduates of this course are eligible to register as psychologists and commence supervision to apply for endorsement as clinical psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia.
This course provides access to a wide variety of employment opportunities. Graduates have obtained employment in range of high profile counselling and mental health services and hospitals. Many have attained management or senior roles in these organisations. Other graduates work in private practice where they are eligible to claim rebates for their clients from Medicare and most private health funds.
What you'll learn
- apply psychology knowledge, principles and practice to achieve client-centred and evidence-informed outcomes
- generate effective solutions through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
- critically appraise information and apply it to contemporary psychology theory and practice
- communicate effectively and appropriately to ensure positive and effective therapeutic and inter-professional relationships; use relevant documentation and reporting processes including the ethical disclosure of professional information
- evaluate and apply appropriate technologies to contemporary psychology practice
- develop and apply life-long learning skills to achieve professional competence; engage in research to further develop personal and professional knowledge and skills
- comply with APAC standards and practices through integration of local and global perspectives relevant to the field
- practice psychology in a culturally responsive and inclusive manner incorporating perspectives of multiple stake-holders
- work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities
The minimum requirement is a four-year undergraduate Australian Psychology Accreditation Council-accredited psychology degree, completed within the last 10 years. Entry is competitive and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
You must also be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist.
You will be required to provide supplementary information with your application.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
- Pearson Test of English Academic: 72
- Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
Other requirements and notes for this course
You are required to submit proof of English competency (IELTS 7.0 in all bands or equivalent) upon application.
Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.
Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)
Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
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- Curtin course code: MC-PSYCH
- CRICOS code: 006113J
- Last updated on: November 27, 2019