The Master of Clinical Psychology (MCP) award course replaced the Doctor of Clinical Psychology/Master of Science as of 2015. This new award course is compliant with the current Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Graduates from the MCP will complete 96 credit points (2 years) following the completion of an Honours degree in psychology. This professional Masters Degree (Coursework) has been designed to ensure that graduates demonstrate an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for the professional practice of clinical psychology as well as provide a pathway for further learning.
The Master of Clinical Psychology (MCP) & Doctor of Philosophy will provide clinical psychology training to candidates who also wish to complete a Doctor of Philosophy because they are interested in a research or academic career in clinical psychology. Graduates from the MCP&PhD will complete the 96 credit points in the MCP across 3 years, with the final 2 years having concurrent enrolment in the PhD. Therefore the duration of the whole degree is 4.5 years (or 9 semesters).
The MCP and MCP&PhD are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a 5th and 6th year of study, and are approved qualifications for Associate Membership of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists. AHPRA’s Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) also recognises the programs for the purposes of registration and for endorsement of practice in clinical psychology. The programs are recognised by the NSW Ministry of Health as qualifying the holder for progression to the grade of clinical psychologist.
Please visit the School of Psychology web site for information about other Postgraduate Coursework Programs and Postgraduate Research Programs offered by the School.
Please review the Inherent requirements for Clinical Psychology courses