What will I learn?
This double degree will open the doors to both a professional and research career in clinical psychology. The degree is combination of clinical and doctorate-level research training will enable you to work around the world as a psychologist. It is the ideal course if you want to become a qualified clinical psychologist, but are also interested in a path into research or academia.
Once enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy component, students will have an annual review of progress, in which the candidate will be required to provide evidence of progress in their research and towards the completion of their thesis. On the basis of the evidence provided, the faculty will recommend the conditions of candidature to apply in the following year, and may request a further review at the end of a semester. If a candidate is not progressing satisfactorily towards the completion of the degree, they may be asked by the faculty to explain why their candidature should not be terminated.
The Master of Clinical Psychology degree is recognised in principle, by the New South Wales Department of Health as qualifying the holder for progression to the grade of Clinical Psychologist. The course is undergoing accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a 5th and 6th year of training, and is an approved qualification for Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). The Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), through APAC, recognises the course for the purposes of registration and endorsement of practice in clinical psychology.
Both the MCP and the MCP and PhD are accredited by the APAC as a fifth and sixth year of study, and is approved qualifications for Associate Membership of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency's (AHPRA) Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) also recognises the programs for the purposes of registration and for endorsement of practice in clinical psychology. This program is recognised by the NSW Ministry of Health as qualifying the holder for progression to the grade of clinical psychologist. Meritorious students may be eligible to apply for post-doctoral research positions at the School of Psychology.
Which department am I in? Faculty of Science
Applicants must have completed a Australian bachelor's degree or higher with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification and fulfill the following three criteria: professional work experience in a relevant field (typically two years in a managerial role); complete a selection interview and provide a one-page statement of motivation (outlining what will be achieved professionally and personally by completing the course); or The University of Sydney Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate diploma can be credited to the master's degree. English Language Requirements: IELTS 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL Paper based score of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing; TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing; PTE Academic score of 68; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 67; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 51; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 185.
Applicants must have completed an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four year bachelor's degree with honours (or equivalent) from a university, with a recognised major in psychology, gaining at least an upper second class (2.1) honours (for the MCP and PhD it is likely first class honours will be required).
English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing
Offered by this university
Australian Catholic University offers below pathways courses for this subject Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences)
A$44,500.00 (US$ 34,808) per year
5 March 2018
The University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2006, SYDNEY, Australia