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C04300v1 Master of Clinical Psychology

Award(s): Master of Clinical Psychology (MClinPsych)
UAC code: 940915(Calendar B Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 084263D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Professional recognition
Other information


The UTS Master of Clinical Psychology provides students with a practice-based and research-led education in clinical psychology, encompassing on-campus learning, on-campus and off-campus clinical placement, and research. The course is delivered in custom-built, state-of-the-art facilities including on-campus clinics.

The course offers training in professional practice as a clinical psychologist. Uniquely, all academic staff are also experienced, currently practicing clinical psychologists. Through expert supervision in the University clinic, as well as on placement in a local teaching hospital and community health centre settings, students develop strong clinical and research skills applicable to a wide range of clinical psychology areas of practice.

Career options

Career options include clinical psychology, consultancy, counselling, and forensic psychology.

Course intended learning outcomes

.001 Apply in practice accurate and comprehensive knowledge of the current state of psychological theories and models, the application, implementation and interpretation of psychological investigations, and the implementation of psychological interventions.
.002 Provide ethically and legally accountable client-centred care, with awareness of own capabilities and limitations.
.003 Assess and report on individual and population psychological health status, using appropriate testing and / or observation methodologies.
.004 Design and evaluate psychological interventions to optimise client or organisational health.
.005 Evaluate evidence and engage in systematic inquiry.
.006 Communicate effectively and accurately with clients and stakeholders, in written or spoken language appropriate to their needs.
.007 Demonstrate respect and value for diverse ways of knowing, being and doing, in particular recognising the diversity of indigenous Australians, while critically reflecting on the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on their health and wellbeing, and integrating this knowledge into practice
.008 Contribute as leader and collaborator in the delivery of client-centred care
.009 Reflect on the knowledge, skills and attributes required for the evaluation and integration of emerging evidence into practice, promoting the growth of personal and professional learning, and the education of others.
.010 Represent the psychologist's perspective in multidisciplinary environments, and through self-awareness and acknowledgement of the contribution of other health practitioners, support an interdisciplinary approach to attain the best outcomes for clients.
.011 Demonstrate knowledge of psychological practice in national and global communities, with awareness of their social and cultural contexts, using a consultative approach to the formulation and implementation of management plans to meet diverse needs.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

For this course, an accredited four-year Bachelor's degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours, Division 1 in psychology from a university recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Psychology qualifications from overseas must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as equivalent to an Australian four-year undergraduate degree. The degree must include a major research thesis component.

Entry is competitive and applicants are assessed on their grade point average (GPA). The recommended GPA for admission is a credit average.

Selected applicants are required to undertake a short interview with a panel and final offers are dependent upon interview rank. Applicants are assessed in the areas of communication skills, interpersonal skills, interest in clinical psychology, and commitment to clinical psychology as a career.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Local students

Domestic applicants apply via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly at an information session (see how to apply for further information).

Applications should include:

International students

International applicants apply via UTS: International.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a two-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 96 credit points, including 12 credit points of research, and 1000 clinical hours.

Course completion requirements

STM91016 Core subjects (Clinical Psychology) 96cp
Total 96cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
96043 Introduction to Clinical Practice Skills   6cp
96044 Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology   6cp
96045 Adult Clinical Psychology 1   6cp
96049 Assessment Across the Lifespan   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
96046 Research Project 1   6cp
96047 Clinical Placement 1   6cp
96048 Adult Clinical Psychology 2   6cp
96050 Clinical Health Psychology   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
96051 Clinical Placement 2   6cp
96052 Clinical Placement 3   6cp
96053 Advanced Clinical Skills 1   6cp
96054 Research Project 2   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
96073 Clinical Placement 4   6cp
96074 Advanced Clinical Skills 2   6cp
96056 Research Project 3   12cp

Professional recognition

It is intended that the Master of Clinical Psychology provides the fifth and sixth year of study required to register as a psychologist in Australia. Graduates are eligible, following two years of supervised practice, for endorsement as a clinical psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and full membership of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.

In line with standard accreditation and approval procedures, UTS is currently undertaking the application processes for APAC accreditation and approval by the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.

Other information

Register to attend an information session and/or contact:
UTS: Clinical Psychology
telephone +61 2 9514 1448