Master of Clinical Psychology

University of Newcastle

Postgraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Indicative annual
tuition fee^ (A$)
Course start date
Newcastle – Callaghan 927805 DFEE 2F/4P $26,945 13-Feb-20

Applications close on Friday 6 October 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.


The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to practise as a clinical psychologist. With expert supervision in our psychology clinic and local healthcare and community settings, the course will give you the skills to work in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of psychological disorders.

You will enhance your conceptual and interpersonal skills and apply advanced knowledge, principles and methods to relevant procedures, technologies and techniques in the professional practice of clinical psychology. You will work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse range of clients and other health professionals, and be able to conduct, evaluate and present systematic research relevant to clinical psychology. 

Our academic experts will assist you with obtaining diverse placement opportunities that will allow you to demonstrate your broad skill set and gain practical experience in a clinical setting. You will also be supervised by board-approved clinical psychologists during your placements. Graduates will be knowledgeable, skilled and ethical practitioners of clinical psychology and capable of adhering to the 'scientist-practitioner' model of practice.  

The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). The Psychology Board of Australia, through APAC, also recognises the program for the purposes of registration and endorsement of practice in clinical psychology.

Admission criteria

Additional selection criteria

For detailed information on applying for this program, including a guide to your compulsory portfolio submission, refer to the Master of Clinical Psychology webpage.

As places in the highly regarded Master of Clinical Psychology are limited, admission is based on a competitive selection process. Applicants are required to submit a professional portfolio directly to the University, in addition to applying via UAC by Sunday 6 October 2019. This is an essential component of the application, and will be used to select applicants to participate in a competitive interview process.

The 2020 admission timeline is outlined below:

Note: Initial feedback on applications and submitted portfolios will not be given to individual applicants throughout the admissions process. It is the responsibility of each individual applicant that all components are addressed, and applications and portfolios are lodged correctly, and by the final closing date.

The University of Newcastle offers both Commonwealth-supported places (CSPs) and full fee paying (FEE) places in the Master of Clinical Psychology program. CSP places are limited, and are offered to the highest ranked applicants.

All additional material must be submitted directly to the University of Newcastle as specified in the University of Newcastle's general information, or as otherwise stated in the admission criteria above.

Contact UON if you have any queries regarding the admission requirements listed.

Fees and charges

^ Indicative fees: Students enrolled in a number of programs have some flexibility in choosing courses outside their discipline area. Program costs are calculated on the assumption of typical courses taken for a full-time load of 40 units per teaching period (semester or trimester). Actual charges will be calculated based on courses selected and the workload undertaken.

Read about financial assistance from the Australian Government.

Read about scholarships and financial assistance from the University of Newcastle.

Faculty of Science

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Further information

Read the full course details on the University of Newcastle website.

Visit the University of Newcastle website
Call the Enquiry Centre on 1300 ASK UON (1300 275 866) or (02) 4921 5000
Email via ASK UoN.