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Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

    • CRICOS Code: 009681G
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    Overview

    Applications for 2021 are now closed.

    Entry score calculation with 2020 results

    Information on the entry score adjustments have been published on the MSPS Adjustments for 2020 results website.

    Selection Timeline
    ActivityDate
    Application closing date International Applicants: Sunday 13 September 2020
    Domestic Applicants: Tuesday 13 October 2020

    Last date to submit completed academic transcripts

    Academic transcripts must be official documents issued by the Institution, including final marks received for every subject.

    Friday 7 December 2020
    Last date to submit APS assessment (for external applicants who have studied outside of Australia only)

    International Applicants:Sunday 13 September 2020
    Domestic Applicants: Tuesday 13 October 2020

    Last date to submit referee reports International Applicants: Sunday 13 September 2020
    Domestic Applicants: Tuesday 13 October 2020
    Provisional interview dates Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview between early November to mid December.
    Successful applicants notified No earlier than late November to late December
    Unsuccessful applicants notified

    No earlier than late December/Early January

    Orientation

    No earlier than January 2021

    lasses start

    No earlier than January 2021

    To make your application experience easier, you will need to know the “Course Code”:

    • Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology): 527CL
    • Study Period: Summer Intake 2021

    Note that start-year (Semester 1 2021) and mid-year intakes (Semester two 2021) are not available

    Required Documents
  • A partial academic transcript, if your course has not been completed by the application closing date. Academic transcripts must be official documents issued by the Institution.
  • Full academic transcripts, including all results, by the end of the selection process. Academic transcripts must be official documents issued by the Institution, including final marks received for every subject.
  • Full academic transcripts for advanced standing or credit transfer granted towards your degree including study abroad/exchange/cross institutional studies, if applicable
  • Overseas psychology qualifications: Australian Psychological Society (APS) assessment required
  • Referee Reports x 2
  • Personal statement (no more than 500 words) which outlines why you wish to be considered for the course and your relevant skills. While relevant work/volunteer experience is not a course entry requirement, applicants who have undertaken relevant work/volunteer experience may wish to include this as part of their personal statement.
  • Condition 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

    I have results in 2020, what adjustments have been made when calculating the entry score?

    This depends on your circumstances. More information on the entry score adjustments have been published on the MSPS Adjustments for 2020 results website.

    Can I apply for Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM)?

    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.

    What if I don't yet have my final 2020 results by the application closing date?

    Apply by Sunday 13 September 2020 (for international applicants) or Tuesday 13 October 2020 (for domestic applicants) and once your final 2020 results are available, upload your official results transcripts to your online application by Friday 7 December.

    Applicants who are completing their studies at the University of Melbourne are not required to submit their final results as these will be obtained internally.

    The online application refers to ‘Additional requirements for Master of Psychology’. What are these?

    Applicants are responsible for asking two referees to complete referee reports which are to be submitted online as indicated here by Sunday 13 September 2020 (for international applicants) or Tuesday 13 October 2020 (for domestic applicants).  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.

    Applicants (including local and international applicants) who have obtained their qualifications outside of Australia are eligible to apply but must provide confirmation of completion of an Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four year undergraduate sequence in Psychology as indicated athttps://www.psychology.org.au/About-Us/What-we-do/Assessing-overseas-qualifications. This must be uploaded to your online application as soon as possible and no later than Sunday 13 September 2020 (for international applicants) or Tuesday 13 October 2020 (for domestic applicants).

    Can I defer my offer?

    Deferrals are not granted automatically, but may be available on a discretionary basis to incoming international 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.

    Can I apply to study part-time?

    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.

    I wish to apply for 20201and am completing my fourth year this year in 2020 but completed my undergraduate degree (Years 1-3) over 10 years ago. Am I eligible to apply for 2021?

    Consistent with the stated entry requirements, in order to be considered for 2021, applicants must have completed their  APAC accredited undergraduate four-year sequence in psychology between 2011 and 2021. In order to be considered for 2022, applicants must have completed their APAC accredited undergraduate four-year sequence in psychology between 2012 and 2022.

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