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Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology

Overview

The Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology is intended for those who aspire to excellence and leadership in the profession of clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology.

The program entails a research thesis, specialist placements and advanced professionally oriented coursework.

During the program, you'll complete coursework covering clinical skills and assessment, professional, ethical and interpersonal competencies, and evidence-based practice. You'll also receive advanced training in clinical reasoning and research to develop your understanding of clinical psychology and effective therapeutic practice. Additionally, you will be trained in the discipline of clinical neuropsychology through specialist coursework and placements.

You'll undertake a research thesis which will allow you to apply your skills and knowledge to deeply investigate your area of specialisation and build the foundation for your professional reputation and career.

During your studies you'll complete a minimum of 1425 hours of supervised clinical practice. These placements will give you an opportunity to apply your knowledge, broaden your clinical experience and develop your professional skills in a real life setting.

The program is recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia as providing suitable training towards eligibility for general registration as a psychologist. This program also has full accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Graduates of the Program will be eligible to undertake Area of Practice Endorsement in the disciplines of both Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2025)
Program Code
5766
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$50560
Duration
2.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2025)
Semester dates for 2026 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5766
CRICOS Code
113725A
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Broaden your clinical experience by completing a minimum of 1425 hours of supervised clinical practice.
  • Establish your professional reputation through a research project and thesis.
  • Learn from academics and staff who've made major contributions to the field.
  • Join the largest school of psychology in Australia.

33 in the world for psychology

QS World University Rankings 2024

1 in Queensland for psychology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

Placements and work experience

Students will undertake a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice in areas such as child and family, clinical neuropsychology, and older adults. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop their skills in real life settings. Further information about placements is available from the School of Psychology. Students may be required to undertake placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses. Prior to applying, applicants should ensure they will be able to meet placement requirements outlined here.

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Cognitive behaviour therapies for adults
  • Assessment in psychological practice
  • Functional neuroanatomy and cognitive disorders
  • Clinical psychopathology

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Clinical neuropsychologist

Next steps after graduation

Graduates from the clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology specialisation typically work in hospital-based assessment services and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.

Graduates typically take leadership roles in healthcare settings across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including:

  • hospitals and health clinics
  • community and support groups
  • mental health organisations
  • private practice
  • schools and educational institutions
  • government services and health departments
  • defence forces
  • courts and prisons
  • rehabilitation centres
  • aged-care facilities.
     

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists

Professional registration

When you graduate, you may be eligible for registration with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to register.

  • Psychology Board Of Australia

Program accreditation

The Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology is accredited by:

  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • A bachelor honours degree in psychology (minimum class IIA honours) or equivalent, 4-year Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited degree.
  • Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Entry is competitive with a limited intake capacity.See Additional application information below.
  • A bachelor honours degree in psychology (minimum class IIA honours) or equivalent, 4-year Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited degree.
  • Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Entry is competitive with a limited intake capacity.See Additional application information below.

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Psychology

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

PTE Academic - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

BE and OET are not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

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Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the Genuine Student (GS) requirement.

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Additional application information

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society. Irrespective of professional background, entry to the program will be considered on the basis of previous academic study, experience and personal qualities. Detailed application requirements can be found on the School of Psychology website. Applicants must submit via the Online Application a Psychology Additional Information form, academic transcripts, and CV. In addition, two references will need to be submitted using the Australian Psychology Post-Graduate Program Reference Request System. Shortlisted candidates are required to undertake an interview. Offers will be made on the basis of academic achievement, references and interview. There are limited places available for this program. A limited number of places are available for suitably qualified applicants on the basis of equity and students identifying as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply. All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, which includes English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must be registered prior to commencing their study and must maintain registration for the duration of the program. Prior to applying, applicants should ensure they will be able to meet placement requirements outlined on the Preparing for your Psychology Placement website. For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

Additional application information

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society. This program has limited intake capacity. Detailed application requirements can be found on the https://psychology.uq.edu.au/study/postgraduate<34>>School of Psychology website. Applicants must submit the Psychology Additional Information form, academic transcripts, CV and nominate two referees. Shortlisted candidates are required to undertake an interview.<10><10> Offers will be made on the basis of academic achievement, references and interview. References must be: your honours supervisor, another academic staff member and a third person who knows you well. Referees cannot be provided by a near relative or close associate. Examples of near relatives are partner, child, sibling and parents. Examples of close associates are close friends, neighbours and children of colleagues. <10><10>All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, which includes English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must be registered prior to commencing their study and must maintain registration for the duration of the program. Prior to applying, applicants should ensure they will be able to meet placement requirements outlined on https://habs.uq.edu.au/prepare-your-psychology-placement<34>>the Preparing for your Psychology Placement website.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$4,450

2024

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$4,450

2025

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Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $50,560

2024

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AUD $50,560

2025

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Additional costs

  • Psychology Board of Australia Registration (approx total for 2 years $1000)

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying – or if you have any questions about university life – get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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