Psychology is one of the fastest growing and most diverse professional fields in Australia and around the world.
Join us in 2018
Direct entry applications close 31 October 2017 for the following courses:
- Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
- Graduate Diploma in Psychology
- Master of Psychology (Clinical)
- Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy
- Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)
- Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental/Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Professional Psychology
Closing date early December 2017
This one year program prepares graduates for a final year of supervised practice prior to general registration as a Psychologist.
These courses allow students to build on the knowledge gained in one of the majors completed in the pass degree, and to develop further research techniques appropriate to psychology. Students who complete a fourth-year program will be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist, as well as associate membership with the Australian Psychological Society.
The course so far has been exciting and challenging - a steep learning curve. The balance between coursework, thesis and practical work keeps us on our toes and means we are constantly learning and never get bored. One of the best aspects of the course is our small, tight-knit cohort and the close relationships between students and staff. The ACU community makes us feel nurtured and supported through a degree which can sometimes involve anxiety provoking and overwhelming experiences. We feel very lucky to have such a compassionate team of staff behind us as we start to develop and put into practice our skills as clinicians."
India Scott, 2nd year MPClin student at Strathfield
- Master of Professional Psychology
This program is designed to provide graduates in psychology an additional year of full time education in the professional practice of psychology. This year is sufficient to prepare graduates for a final year of supervised practice prior to general registration as a Psychologist.
- The Master of Psychology (Clinical) and the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) are Master's degrees by coursework which are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and the relevant colleges of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Common first year units focussing on psychological assessment, psychopathology and counselling practice underpin the programs.
- A combined Master of Psychology (Clinical) /Doctor of Philosophy and a combined Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) /Doctor of Philosophy research degree is also available for candidates interested in pursuing both professional and research theory in psychology.
My experience in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program has been incredibly positive. The high calibre staff are so supportive, approachable, and dedicated to their students, which makes the world of difference with regard to the quality of my learning. Moreover, ACU has provided me with an excellent foundation of theory and practice, which I'm using to develop the professional skills that will allow me to move across a range of clinically oriented areas. It's such a great learning environment - I'm genuinely glad to be studying here.
Alexandra Nebauer, 1st year MPClin student at Strathfield
Need more information - read answers to frequently asked questions about postgraduate psychology courses.