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Master of Psychology

Master by coursework

At Curtin, postgraduate study in psychology is designed to meet the needs of professionals seeking advanced theoretical and professional knowledge and skills. A master level course allows you to specialise in clinical psychology.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Psychology
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
  • Fieldwork
    See requirements
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Why study Master of Psychology at Curtin?

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.



This course will provide you with advanced training in clinical psychology up to the sixth year level through a combination of coursework, practical placements and research.

Clinical psychology
This major will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to be eligible to start registration towards your future practice as an endorsed clinical psychologist.

You will be trained in evidence-based interventions to assess and manage a range of psychological issues and diagnosed clinical disorders such as anxiety and depression. You will also be trained in individual and group interventions.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.



PLEASE NOTE: The new Master of Clinical Psychology will LAUNCH in 2021, subject to APAC accreditation. This is a stand-alone 6th year (APAC level 4) course and offers advanced training in clinical psychology.

In order to be eligible for this course, applicants must obtain an APAC-accredited professional competencies (level 3) qualification, for example, Curtin’s Master of Psychology (Professional) or equivalent. Entry is competitive and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. For more information, please contact Associate Professor Rosanna Rooney, Course Coordinator at:

What jobs can the Master of Psychology lead to?

This course provides access to a wide variety of employment opportunities. Graduates have obtained employment in range of high profile counselling and mental health services and hospitals. Many have attained management or senior roles in these organisations. Other graduates work in private practice where they are eligible to claim rebates for their clients from Medicare and most private health funds.

What you'll learn

  • apply psychology knowledge, principles and practice to achieve client-centred and evidence-informed outcomes
  • generate effective solutions through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
  • critically appraise information and apply it to contemporary psychology theory and practice
  • communicate effectively and appropriately to ensure positive and effective therapeutic and inter-professional relationships; use relevant documentation and reporting processes including the ethical disclosure of professional information
  • evaluate and apply appropriate technologies to contemporary psychology practice
  • develop and apply life-long learning skills to achieve professional competence; engage in research to further develop personal and professional knowledge and skills
  • comply with APAC standards and practices through integration of local and global perspectives relevant to the field
  • practice psychology in a culturally responsive and inclusive manner incorporating perspectives of multiple stake-holders
  • work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course are eligible to register as psychologists and commence supervision to apply for endorsement as clinical psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

The minimum requirement is a four-year undergraduate Australian Psychology Accreditation Council-accredited psychology degree, completed within the last 10 years. Entry is competitive and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

You must also be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist.

You will be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.