Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

  • CRICOS code: 009681G
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Applications for 2023 JANUARY (SUMMER) Intake ARE NOW CLOSED
Selection and course timelinesDate

Application closing date including:

14 September 2022
Provisional interview dates Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview between early November to mid December.
Successful applicants notified At the conclusion of the interview period
Unsuccessful applicants notified

No earlier than late December/Early January

Orientation & Class Start

Monday 16 January 2023

To make your application experience easier, please ensure you review the Before you Apply checklist below.

Note: There is only one intake in January (Summer) and no mid-year intake.

Conditions of Enrolment

Before commencing postgraduate psychology studies there are a number of statutory requirements all successful applicants must meet:

  • AHPRA provisional registration
  • Student consent police check
  • Police check
  • Student consent working with children check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation declaration

All paperwork must be completed by successful applicants in order to commence the program of study. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being excluded from all components of the program (coursework and practical placement components). Please refer to Student Placements for additional information and forms here.

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. I have results in 2020, what adjustments have been made when calculating the entry score?
  2. This depends on your circumstances. More information on the entry score adjustments have been published on the MSPS Adjustments for 2020 results website.

  3. Can I apply for Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM)?
  4. Yes, GAM is available to domestic students applying for the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology). GAM applications will be taken into consideration during the selection process. For more information regarding Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) please visit our website here.

  5. What if I don't yet have my final results by the application closing date?
  6. If you will be completing studies in 2021, we must receive your results for Semester 1. Please send a copy of your latest transcript and planned enrolment (including key grading scale) by the application deadline. If your Semester 1 results will not be available before the application deadline, please submit your application with an unofficial academic transcript. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Transcripts must be official documents issued by the Institution, including marks received for every subject. It must also show any advanced standing or credit transfer granted towards your degree including study abroad/exchange/cross institutional studies, if applicable.

    Note:  Your application will not be assessed until we receive official academic transcripts and any other required official documentation.

    University of Melbourne students are not required to submit official UOM transcripts as staff can access them from the student system.

  7. The online application refers to ‘Additional requirements for Master of Psychology’. What are these?
  8. Applicants are responsible for asking two referees to complete referee reports which are to be submitted online by the application closing date (see above).  At least one referee report must be completed by an academic staff member. The second referee report may be completed by academic staff members or by registered clinicians.

    Submit your referee reports

  9. Can I defer my offer?
  10. Deferrals are not granted automatically, but may be available on a discretionary basis to incoming students in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, deferral will be granted for one year only. Once the deferral has lapsed, a new application will be required.

  11. Can I apply to study part-time?
  12. The option of a part-time enrolment may be available to students with exceptional circumstances (i.e. health or family issues). The decision to allow a student to alter their enrolment from a full-time to a part-time position will be at the discretion of Psychological Sciences on a case-by-case basis.

  13. My fourth year qualification was completed more than ten years ago. Am I eligible to apply?
  14. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must meet the recency of qualifications requirement and have completed their APAC accredited undergraduate four-year sequence in psychology within the last ten years at the time of commencement. For example, in order to be considered for 2022, applicants must have completed their APAC accredited undergraduate four-year sequence in psychology between 2012 and 2022.

  15. I am currently based outside of Melbourne, can I commence the course?
    While we are accepting applications for 2022 course commencement from applicants who are currently based outside of Melbourne, interstate and international travel restrictions will ultimately determine whether we will be able to offer positions to those applicants.  Obviously this is a situation that is changing over time and is not one we are ultimately able to control.

    We suggest that interstate and international  applicants do submit an application. The emerging situation in terms of travel to Melbourne can be monitored before final acceptance and enrolment.
  16. What is a registered clinician, and do they have to be a clinical psychologist?
    A registered clinician is a professional who is engaged in clinical practice and is registered with a relevant accrediting body in Australia or overseas. In Australia, this includes AHPRA and other professional accrediting bodies. The referee does not have to be a clinical psychologist but should be able to comment on the work you have done in their practice or organisation.

Before you apply

  1. Check the degree website
  2. Have the course code ready: 527CL
  3. Transcript of APAC accredited psychology sequence or equivalence with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%)
  4. Personal statement (500 words max)
  5. Two referee reports
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