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Master of Psychology

MPsych(Curtin) - MC-PSYCH Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

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.

Clinical psychology
This major will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to practise as a clinical psychologist in both the mental and physical health domains. You will train in the application of psychological science to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental health problems. Much of your studies will focus on community-based interventions.

Counselling psychology
Through this major you will become thoroughly familiar with the theoretical and empirical knowledge base and skills required of a counselling psychologist. You will train in psychotherapy, psychological assessment and applied research. A substantial component of your course will be dedicated to individual psychotherapy, family and couples therapy, group therapy, developmental theory and psychopathology. The major integrates theoretical and experiential modes of education to develop practitioners 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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements 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


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Commonwealth supported 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. 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.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
2017 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.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will 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. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

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.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

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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