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What will I learn?

This course aims to produce psychologists who have the necessary academic and practical foundations, skills and experience to become competent clinicians grounded in the scientist-practitioner tradition. This is achieved through the provision of specialist training in clinical neuropsychological assessment, research and intervention skills.

Students take units in basic neuroscience and clinical psychology, and in the methods, findings, and theories of clinical neuropsychology. This program is intended for students who are motivated to become future leaders in the field of clinical neuropsychology by developing and combining high-level skills in clinical practice and research, in ways that will enable them both to engage effectively in professional practice and to significantly advance the discipline.
You’ll learn to be a psychologist who has the necessary academic and practical foundation, skills and experience to be able to develop into a competent clinician grounded in the scientist-practitioner tradition. You will be skilled at developing therapeutic relationships with your clients and be competent to work productively and to the benefit of a wide range of clients across a broad variety of settings.

Course Accreditation

The Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology has been awarded Conditional Accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and graduates are eligible to register with the Psychology Board of Australia and practice as a psychologist with an area of practice endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Career Pathways

This course will prepare you for opportunities in research and academic settings, as well as clinical work as a Neuropsychologist.

Career Opportunities:

  • Psychologist
  • Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professional
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Health Researcher

Further Study

The Faculty of Science also offers a range of courses in both coursework and research.

Which department am I in?

School of Psychological Science



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,200.00 (22,95,974) per year
AUD $168,800 for the entire course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023


The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,


Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

By progression from any Honours course at UWA, where the applicant has maintained a weighted average mark of more than 70%

For international students

To be eligible to apply, you need to: have obtained an APAC-accredited honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, with a mark of IIA or higher, and find a PhD supervisor who is an academic staff member of the School of Psychological Science who agrees to supervise you if you are offered a place in program and agree on a basic outline of the research project you will undertake. You must have this supervisory agreement and outline of your PhD worked out prior to applying to the program. Start looking for a supervisor at least two to three months before the application is due.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS (Academic) Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules) for all courses EXCEPT as specified below; International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For Semester 12022 entry, applications open 1 August and close 31 October.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020