Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy

  • CRICOS code: 037232A

Where will this take me?


The Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy prepares graduates who are distinguished by their breadth and depth of psychological knowledge, research and inquiry skills, and their ability to apply these to identify and provide treatment for psychological disorders that can occur across the lifespan. Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy graduates demonstrate:

Academic distinction

  • Advanced psychological knowledge related to practice in clinical psychology, including identification and treatment of a range of mental health conditions that present across the lifespan.
  • Critical, creative thinking with strong reasoning skills. They can apply psychological knowledge, information and research skills to complex problems relating to mental health and illness, human behaviour, and behavioural change.
  • Employ professional communication skills, in a culturally responsive manner, with a range of socially and culturally diverse clients.
  • They are adept lifelong learners who generate bold and novel ideas by critically evaluating alternative possibilities and viewpoints.

Active citizenship

  • A high regard for human rights, social inclusion, ethics and the environment.
  • An awareness of the social and cultural diversity in communities and can work collaboratively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
  • In particular, they have an understanding of and deep respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture and values.
  • They are equipped to be active, well-informed citizens who make substantial contributions to society and have the potential to become leaders in their professions and communities.

Integrity and self-awareness

  • Self-direction, with the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities.
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and in groups.
  • Skills in self-assessment, reflective thinking and self-awareness; placing great importance on their personal and professional integrity, and on the willingness to explore, experiment and learn from mistakes.

Empathy and concern for the welfare of others and have developed skills in managing their own well-being.