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.
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