The Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) is for graduates of a four-year accredited psychology program.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) is for graduates of a four-year accredited psychology program. It interweaves supervised research (which accounts for around two thirds of the degree) with professional training and supervised placements. Under academic supervision you will be trained in the skills of independent research through the submission of a PhD thesis.
Supervised practice and structured learning provide a 5th and 6th year that meet the requirements for general registration as a psychologist, and to provide preparation for entry into a registrar program leading to an area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia. You will develop your thesis with the guidance of an expert supervisor and have some flexibility in the configuration of course work, clinical placements and research. Typically, coursework is completed in years one, three and four, with a sustained research focus throughout.
Students must have successfully completed a four year, or three year plus a fourth year, APAC-accredited sequence in psychology, within the last 10 years, with an Honours degree of at least Class II Division 1 (or equivalent 4th year qualification) to be a successful candidate for the Clinical Psychology Program.
Special Admission Requirements
All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: