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Master of Clinical Psychology


Due to the high volume of applications, UAC applications for this course close at the end of Round 2 (30 November 2016). Direct applications may still be accepted and will be assessed if places become available. Email the Graduate School of Health for an application form.

UTS: Clinical Psychology

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City campus

Min. duration
2 years full time

course codes
UTS: C04300v1
CRICOS: 084263D
UAC: 940915

The UTS Master of Clinical Psychology provides students with a practice-based and research-led education in clinical psychology, encompassing on-campus learning, on-campus and off-campus clinical placement, and research. The course is delivered in custom-built, state-of-the-art facilities including on-campus clinics.

The course offers training in professional practice as a clinical psychologist. Uniquely, all academic staff are also experienced, currently practicing clinical psychologists. Through expert supervision in the University clinic, as well as on placement in a local teaching hospital and community health centre settings, students develop strong clinical and research skills applicable to a wide range of clinical psychology areas of practice.

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Typical study program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

First year

Calendar B Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
96043 Introduction to Clinical Practice Skills696043
96044 Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology696044
96045 Adult Clinical Psychology 1696045
96049 Assessment Across the Lifespan696049
Calendar B Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
96046 Research Project 1696046
96047 Clinical Placement 1696047
96048 Adult Clinical Psychology 2696048
96050 Clinical Health Psychology696050

Course fees

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In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.


For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $741. The total credit points are 96.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.


Career options include clinical psychology, consultancy, counselling, and forensic psychology.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91016 Core subjects (Clinical Psychology)96

Course structure explained

Students must complete 96 credit points, including 12 credit points of research, and 1000 clinical hours.

Additional information

Course duration

This course is offered on a two-year, full-time basis.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

For this course, an accredited four-year Bachelor's degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours, Division 1 in psychology from a university recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Psychology qualifications from overseas must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as equivalent to an Australian four-year undergraduate degree. The degree must include a major research thesis component.

Entry is competitive and applicants are assessed on their grade point average (GPA). The recommended GPA for admission is a credit average.

Selected applicants are required to undertake a short interview with a panel and final offers are dependent upon interview rank. Applicants are assessed in the areas of communication skills, interpersonal skills, interest in clinical psychology, and commitment to clinical psychology as a career.

Applicants should provide referees' reports, a CV to demonstrate previous relevant experience and a personal statement regarding their application.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Professional recognition

It is intended that the Master of Clinical Psychology provides the fifth and sixth year of study required to register as a psychologist in Australia. Graduates are eligible, following two years of supervised practice, for endorsement as a clinical psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and full membership of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.

In line with standard accreditation and approval procedures, UTS is currently undertaking the application processes for APAC accreditation and approval by the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Clinical Psychology in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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