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Master of Clinical Psychology (C04300)
Autumn session commences with Professional Skills Week mid-February with classes starting in late February. Applications are not accepted for commencement in Spring session (mid-year).
Prospective students are welcome to apply in their final semester of study. Successful applicants will be granted a conditional offer pending satisfactory completion of study.
Application opening date
Applications for the next session (Autumn 2020) are now open.
The first round application closing date is 31st of October 2019. While applicants may still apply after this date, we advise we cannot guarantee that their application will be reviewed if all places are filled.
Applying as a domestic (local) student
If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or a humanitarian visa holder you can lodge your application quickly and easily online directly to UTS. Visit the UTS Postgraduate Admissions page to learn about how to apply and submit your application.
If your previous degree/s were completed overseas, please submit your application to Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) as UAC can verify your documents and calculate your GPA.
Applying as an international student
If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, you will need to apply through UTS International.
For this course, applicants must have successfully completed a four-year APAC-accredited sequence in psychology within the last 10 years, with a first class or an upper second class Honours (2A) or equivalent overall mark, and be eligible for registration with the Registration Board as a conditional/provisional psychologist.
Psychology qualifications from overseas must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as equivalent to an Australian four-year undergraduate degree including Honours. The degree must include a major research thesis component.
Applications must include:
- A certified copy of any relevant academic transcript(s)
- A personal statement
A personal statement acts a cover letter for your Master of Clinical Psychology application. It should be between 100-500 words, and should outline why are you applying for the degree, what makes you a suitable candidate, and which of your skills and experiences are most relevant.
- Two (2) referee reports
Referee reports should be requested using the Australian Psychology Post-Graduate Program Reference Request System available at https://psychologyreference.org. Completed referee reports must be received by the Graduate School of Health within two weeks of application submission. It is essential that applicants have one (1) academic and one (1) professional referee.
- A CV to demonstrate previous relevant experience
- Any other relevant supporting documentation.
Selected applicants will be required to undertake a short interview with a panel, and final offers are dependent upon interview rank. Applicants are assessed on communication skills, interpersonal skills, interest in clinical psychology, and commitment to clinical psychology as a career.
Read our student blog for tips about how to approach the interview.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
For further details on the Master of Clinical Psychology see the course information page.
Professional and clinical requirements
Successful applicants will be required to:
- Obtain provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
- Acquire a Working With Children Check and an Australian National Police Check*
- Complete a series of NSW Health forms including a Code of Conduct and
- Demonstrate evidence of protection against a number of specified infectious diseases
*International applicants, in addition to the requirements above, will be required to obtain a police certificate/criminal clearance from every country they have resided in. If a country does not issue police certificates/criminal clearances, applicants will be required to complete a Statutory Declaration for Overseas Students.
To calculate the fees for this course, please visit UTS Fees.
Note: there are no Commonwealth Supported Places available for this course however you may be eligible for the FEE-HELP loan scheme.
For further information please contact the Graduate School of Health.
Doctor of Philosophy (C02060v1)
How to apply
Identify your proposed area of research, and potential supervisor/s. Future research students are encouraged to view the school's:
Make an enquiry to UTS Graduate School of Health. This helps us to connect you to a supervisor and start your application process.
The school’s research team will help guide you through this step.
Domestic students should follow the research degree application process outlined by the Graduate Research School.
International students should visit UTS International for comprehensive information on the application process, fees and English language requirements.
Expressions of interest are currently being sought for 2019 commencement.
Note: it is important for candidates to contact UTS Graduate School of Health and arrange supervision before the application is submitted.
UTS Clinical Psychology offers a range of scholarships for PhD students. Visit our scholarships page for details.
Local students (citizens of Australia and New Zealand and permanent residents of Australia) currently have their course fees met through the Commonwealth Government’s Research Training Program . However, students are responsible for other fees incurred by their project (eg. software, photocopying, transport).
International students should visit the UTS International website for information on international student fees.