Master of Clinical Psychology

ANU is the best university in Australia1. Our students learn from world-class experts and tackle big ideas while relating them to real-world contexts. We have a reputation for research excellence in the areas of cognition and perception, developmental, clinical and health psychology, and social psychology.

Our postgraduate students have access to clinical training through the ANU Psychology Clinic, a treatment and research centre offering specialised psychological services to the community. Under supervision from our clinical psychology team you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the core areas of clinical psychology and develop practical skills that will underpin your career.

Our well-regarded Master of Clinical Psychology degree will prepare you to practise in a range of clinical settings such as hospitals, community health centres and private practice, all while giving you a strong foundation for life-long professional learning. It comprises clinical coursework, clinical field placements (1,000 hours) and a research project (12,000 words). Our contemporary training is founded on the scientist-practitioner model where clinical skills and interventions are considered on the basis of available scientific evidence and knowledge.

Career opportunities

This degree is the basic professional qualification in clinical psychology. However, this degree can also form the basis of a career in other areas in psychology, as well as outside the discipline. Within psychology, graduates from this program have gone on to work as clinical psychologists, counsellors, forensic psychologists, neuropsychologists, health psychologists, organisational psychologists and sport psychologists

1 - QS World University Rankings 2018

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