Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)

  • CRICOS Code: 009681G

Course overview

  • 2 years full time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - January


The Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) at the University of Melbourne enjoys an excellent reputation as one of the premier clinical neuropsychology programs in the country and produces graduates with a detailed understanding of the affective, behavioural and cognitive manifestations of diseases of the central nervous system, particularly those affecting the brain, in adults and children.

The Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as providing the required sequence of subjects for graduates wishing to attain generalist registration as a psychologist in Australia, as well as competency in knowledge and skills relevant to the clinical neuropsychology specialisation.

Graduates acquire competence in various approaches to the study of brain disease, including basic and applied clinical sciences, and are expected to acquire an understanding of culturally responsive, objective assessment of the many behavioural features of brain diseases that can present across the lifespan.

Course description

The course is comprised of coursework subjects, practical experience through clinical placements and a major research thesis in an area relevant to clinical psychology.  All subjects are compulsory.  The academic members of the teaching staff are actively involved in the practice of clinical neuropsychology (including supervision of clinical trainees) in a teaching hospital and are therefore well positioned to bring to the teaching situation a high level of clinical and research expertise.

Students undertake clinical placements in a wide variety of services that cover acute care neurology and neurosurgery, psychiatry, geriatrics, rehabilitation, and paediatrics. The placement experience enjoyed by our students is one of the most extensive in the world.

Past webinar

Postgraduate Information Evening 2021

Hear from the academic convenors and current students about training at the University of Melbourne. A recording of our webinar can be accessed here.