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Master of Psychology

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Masters (Coursework)

Provide life-changing support.

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In person
Tuition Fees
$9,359 per year
Financial Support
Austudy
Graduate Satisfaction
87.00%

Bachelor

Find out about studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement)/ Bachelor of Human Nutrition at University of Canb…
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Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

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In person
Graduate Satisfaction
86.20%

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Science in Medicine (Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy) aims to train clinicians to use an approach…

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In person
Tuition Fees
$10,958 per year
Graduate Satisfaction
87.00%

Masters (Coursework)

In keeping with the scientist-professional training model, the course emphasises the application of research based on de…
Entry Requirements
Science and psychology courses
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
81.80%

Masters (Coursework)

Find out about studying a Master of Clinical Psychology at University of Canberra.
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Admission Requirements

This course has an early closing date to submit applications by the 31st October of every year. Domestic applicants must apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (http://www.uac.edu.au/postgraduate/). Referee reports must be submitted through the Australian Psychology Post-graduate Program Reference Request System (https://www.psychologyreference.org/). Applicants must ensure they share the reference with the University of Canberra. If the reference is not shared we cannot access the referee report and the application will be deemed incomplete and not be processed further.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
1. A completed four year sequence in psychology accredited by APAC and completed within the last 10 years
2. A GPA of 6.0 or higher in fourth year psychology honours or graduate diploma course

When no GPA is given for the honours year:
- UC graduates - hold upper second class psychology honours (of at least 80%)
- Non-UC graduates - hold first class psychology honours (of at least 85%)

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In person
Financial Support
Austudy

Masters (Coursework)

In keeping with the scientist-professional training model, the course emphasises the application of research based on de…
Entry Requirements
Science and psychology courses
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
81.80%

Masters (Coursework)

This combined course is offered to students wishing to combine professional training at Masters level in Clinical Psycho…
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
66.70%

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree at ACU is a two year postgraduate course consisting of academic coursework, p…
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$6,560 per year / $13,120 total
Financial Support
Austudy
Graduate Satisfaction
79.50%

Masters (Coursework)

You'll learn practical skills and knowledge essential for a career in professional clinical psychology.
Entry Requirements
Science and psychology courses
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
81.80%

Masters (Coursework)

Gain the knowledge and practical experience to work as a professional clinical psychologist through the Maste…

Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$6,566 per year
Financial Support
Austudy
Graduate Satisfaction
87.00%

Master of Psychology overview

Master level postgraduate psychology education is excellent for psychology graduates hungry for more extensive specialist knowledge. The Master of Rehabilitation Counselling from Griffith Universityis a prime example of this specialisation, making it akin to graduate certificates and diplomas. Unlike its less-extensive cousins, the Master of Psychology and its numerous branches of specialisation often take two years if undergone full time. This opens the door to a greater number of employment opportunities in exchange.

Coursework master

Most master level psychology degrees feature coursework as the predominant measure of success, requiring students to learn a combination of practical skills and theory. Deakin University offers the Master of Psychology (Organisational), an exemplar focussed on working with cross-disciplinary teams to achieve real-world results.

Research master

There are rare cases in which a research focussed Master of Psychology program can be taken, the focus being further contributions to the field rather than practical application. The Master of Science (Psychology) from RMIT is a perfect example of this, offering students the chance to develop their own research skills in addition to contributing knowledge outcomes to the field.

Employment options

Master of Psychology graduates have as many employment options open to them as specialisations. Graduates from Griffith University’s rehabilitation counselling program are granted higher opportunity to enter organisations like Rehabilitation Specialists as valued advisors. There is potential for more general employment, however. Graduates from Bond University’s Master of Psychology (Clinical) are better equipped to begin their own practice, for example.

Scholarships and funding

General funding opportunities like the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund can be the most accessible given the prerequisites are met, but in as is the case for all general scholarship funds, check the requirements carefully to ensure eligibility. Specific psychology funds are rare, but general scholarships are numerous enough to cover a diverse array of backgrounds.

Prerequisites and selection process

Master of Psychology courses are often more strict than many other master level courses, demanding four years of undergraduate psychology to enter. This means a Bachelor of Psychology with an extra year for honours or a Bachelor of Psychology with a diploma in a field of psychology. Provisional registration to the Psychology Board of Australia is often an additional requirement for entry at universities like Bond.