Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

    • CRICOS Code: 009681G

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    Applications for 2019 are now closed

    Selection Timeline
    Application closing date Tuesday 16 October 2018
    Last date to submit completed academic transcripts Monday 3 December 2018
    Last date to submit APS assessment (for external applicants who have studied outside of Australia only) Tuesday 16 October 2018
    Last date to submit referee reports Tuesday 16 October 2018
    Interviews Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview between early-November to early December.
    Successful applicants notified Mid-November to mid-December
    Unsuccessful applicants notified Late December/Early January
    Orientation Monday 21 January 2019
    Classes start Tuesday 22 January 2019

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

    • Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology): 527CL
    • Study Period: Summer Intake 2019

    Note that mid-year intake (Semester two 2019) is not available

    Required Documents
  • A partial academic transcript, if your course has not been completed by the application closing date
  • Full academic transcripts, including all results, by the end of the selection process
  • 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)
  • 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
    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 2018 results by Tuesday 16 October?

    Apply by Tuesday 16 October and once your final 2018 results are available, upload your official results transcripts to your online application by Monday 3 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 Tuesday 16 October. 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.

    I completed my degree overseas. Am I eligible to apply?

    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 on the website. This must be uploaded to your online application as soon as possible and no later than 16 October 2018.

    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 2019 and am completing my fourth year this year in 2018 but completed my undergraduate degree (Years 1-3) over 10 years ago. Am I eligible to apply for 2019?

    Consistent with the stated entry requirements, in order to be considered for 2019, applicants must have completed their entire APAC accredited undergraduate four-year sequence in psychology between 2009 and 2019. In order to be considered for 2020, applicants must have completed their entire APAC accredited undergraduate four-year sequence in psychology between 2010 and 2020.

    For all enquiries about your application, please contact us via the following email address:

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