Master of Psychology
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Duration||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
This course will provide you with advanced training in either clinical or counselling 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.
Counselling psychologists use their knowledge and understanding of psychology, psychotherapy and mental health to treat a wide range of psychological issues and mental health disorders.
You will train in assessment, formulation, diagnosis and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups across the lifespan. This major integrates evidence based theory and experiential modes of education to develop practitioners who are able to intervene effectively with a wide range of psychological difficulties and disorders.
This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
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 also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.
Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
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:
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder (referred to as the "student contribution amount"). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
|2018||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$28,200*|
Fees are indicative first year only.
*These fees are a guide only. They are based on a first year full-time study load. How much you'll pay will depend on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place or a full-fee place. Some courses require additional study to be completed and in this case, the total course fee will be higher than that shown. The total cost will also depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete). Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees.
These fees do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. Visit our other fees and charges page for more information about this.
If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
Graduates of this course are eligible to register as psychologists and commence supervision to apply for endorsement as clinical psychologists or counselling psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
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.
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