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What will I learn?


Clinical psychologists are experts in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of psychological and mental health issues across the lifespan. They are most often involved in the design and implementation of treatment strategies in settings such as primary care, psychiatric hospitals, community based mental health services and private practice, but also may be involved in research and teaching.

This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and training you'll need to practice as a qualified clinical psychologist. As a graduate, you'll be an expert in the delivery of a range of psychological therapies, and have additional skills to also engage in pursuits such as consultation, public policy, forensic testimony, and program development and administration.


This course will provide you with the qualifications you need to work within a range of clinically oriented areas.

You'll undertake a wide range of units in psychopathology, cognitive behaviour therapy and psychological assessment.

Supervised practical placements are embedded in this course so you're able to build connections between theoretical knowledge and practical application.

You'll have the opportunity to train alongside renowned clinicians and researchers within the state-of-the-art Macquarie University Psychology Clinic and other research and training facilities including the Centre for Emotional Health Clinic, as well as in other organisations in Sydney, regional New South Wales and interstate.


The degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and approved by the College of Clinical Psychologists. Completion of the Master of Clinical Psychology leads to registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and endorsement as a clinical psychologist in Australia.


Suitable if you are a fourth year psychology honours graduate (within the last 10 years) wanting a professional career in clinical psychology.


Associate Professor Jennie Hudson from the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University talks about being at the forefront of study and research in Psychology. Jennie talks about how studying Psychology and understanding the way people think and behave can lead to making a real difference in people's lives.

Career Opportunities


There are a range of career opportunities available in hospital settings, private practice, consultancy and educational institutions.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Human Sciences



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,000.00 (19,27,195) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Student must have:

• Recent APAC accredited Australian level 8 qualification in psychology (with first class or second class honours division one) or recognised equivalent

• Eligibility for provisional or full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia

As per the mandatory registration standards, you may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed: at least two years of secondary education that were taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country, and tertiary qualifications – that support your eligibility for registration under national law – that were taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country OR other pathways as specified by AHPRA OR attainment of an Academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each band, or equivalent.

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


About Macquarie University

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  • Ranked in the top 1% of world universities
  • Located in Sydney’s fastest-growing business region
  • More than 30,000 practical work placements available
  • One of Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes