Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Flinders University

Program Overview

Graduates of psychology honours programs who wish to qualify as registered psychologists can undertake the Master of Psychology (Clinical).

The course aims to prepare you for professional work in a wide variety of settings, ranging across community mental health, hospital and health care facilities, community welfare and correctional service settings. It provides you with theoretical knowledge, research and clinical skills leading to professional registration. Experience is provided in both adult and child domains of clinical psychology.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 39,000



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The Master of Psychology (Clinical) consists of 72 units.

You must complete 40.5 units of coursework, 18 units of supervised practicum and a 13.5-unit research project.

Topics cover areas such as counselling and professional issues, clinical child psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy, psychological assessment, abnormal psychology and psychopharmacology, and research methods.

Year 1


  • Clinical Child Psychology
  • Counselling and Professional Issues
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Research Project (4.5/13.5 units)
  • Psychological Disorders and Psychopharmacology
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Practicum A

Year 2


  • Advanced Applications of Evidence Based Therapies
  • Practicum B (9 units)
  • Research Project (4.5/13.5 units)
  • Research Project (4.5/13.5 units)
  • Practicum C (13.5 units)

Applicants must normally hold an approved honours degree or fourth-year equivalent qualification of first- or upper-second-class standard in psychology from a recognised tertiary institution.

Candidates will be chosen based on interview, clinically relevant skills and experience, and referee reports.

International students must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements for admission. If your first language is not English you will need to have:

  • Achieved the required test score for the course you are applying for. The IELTS and equivalent scores to meet the various levels #. IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and Cambridge tests must be taken in a registered testing centre.; or
  • Successfully completed an approved secondary or tertiary qualification, taught in the English language in a country where English is the official language or the main language spoken (for up to an overall IELTS of 6.0) with evidence no more than five years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course; or
  • Successfully completed a pre-course English program from an approved ELICOS Provider*.

Annual fees:  $39,000

Graduates are eligible for registration as psychologists, and qualified to work in a range of mental health settings. People with existing careers in human services such as nursing, teaching, the public service, social work and human resources undertake this course to better understand human behaviour and to add depth to their knowledge and work skills.

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