University of Newcastle
Applications close on Tuesday 3 October 2023 (AEDT). Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. All applicants must lodge their admissions portfolio online for assessment by the University of Newcastle.
The Master of Professional Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to practice as a Registered Psychologist. Through intensive psychological training and education, graduates will be skilled in applying advanced psychological learnings competently and ethically across a broad range of professional settings.
You will enhance your theoretical skills and learn to use relevant principles and methods to assist people with a range of behavioural problems, taking into account social and cultural diversity, current relevant legal frameworks, mental health practice standards and codes of ethical practice.
Our academic experts will assist you with obtaining diverse placement opportunities that will allow you to develop your professional skills and career in psychology under the supervision of highly experienced Registered Psychologists.
On successful completion of the program and an additional internship year under the supervision of a registered psychologist, graduates will be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a General Registered Psychologist.
To be considered for a place in the program, applicants must:
When evaluating suitability, the School of Psychological Sciences will consider previous relevant experience, referee reports, units of study previously completed, and the outcome of a selection interview.
As places in the Master of Professional Psychology are limited, admission is based on a competitive selection process. Applicants are required to submit an online admissions portfolio, and two referee reports, in addition to their UAC application. These are all essential components of the application process and will be used to rank and select applicants to participate in a competitive interview process.
The 2024 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, in that UAC applications, online portfolios, and referee reports are all lodged correctly, and submitted 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 Professional Psychology program. CSPs are limited and are offered to the highest ranked applicants following the interview process. CSPs may be awarded preferentially to our highest-ranking Indigenous applicants. For further information on how to be considered for this opportunity refer to the ‘How to apply’ section of the Master of Professional Psychology. Applicants will be notified of their fee status at time of offer.
Contact UON if you have any queries regarding the admission requirements listed.
^ Indicative fees: Students enrolled in some 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.
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