Coursework

Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

  • CRICOS Code: 009681G

Where will this take me?

Overview

Access to world-class facilities and academics awaits those who undertake this internationally acclaimed course. Designed specifically for future psychology clinicians, the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) will guide you through everything you need to achieve clinical mastery, setting you on a trajectory to become a registered psychologist post-graduation.

Cutting-edge clinical opportunities

As a student of the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) program, you will have the opportunity to undertake placements at the University of Melbourne’s internal clinic, where you will see real clients dealing with mental health challenges, such as anxiety and depression. You will then be able to put this real-world experience into practice in external placements. Through these placements you will log many hours of supervised clinical work, helping you to achieve Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) requirements for registration as a general psychologist. After graduation, you are eligible to apply for the registrar program of supervised practice, which can lead to endorsement as a clinical psychologist.

Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) students also have access to the University of Melbourne’s world-class research hubs. These hubs not only attract the best academics, they also allow students to be a part of cutting-edge areas of psychology, including decision science, clinical translation, cognitive behavioural science, complex human data, and ethics and wellbeing.

University of Melbourne students are ideally placed to take advantage of close research links with top tier hospitals and research institutes, such as the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, the Royal Women’s Hospital, Austin Health, and Orygen.

A world-class qualification

Graduates of the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) at the University of Melbourne leave with a world-class qualification and a wealth of practical experience. Upon completion of the program, graduates are well placed to become Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) registered psychologists, and forge careers in positions at the forefront of the mental health field.

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.