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2012 Master of Psychology (Clinical)(S7J)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 2 yrs, Maximum 4 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or Prof Rapson Gomez (03) 6226 2887, e-mail


Special Note: This Masters course has been approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy).

The Master of Psychology course is offered on the Hobart campus. The degree is awarded in terms of the specialisation undertaken. Graduates who have undertaken the specialisation in clinical psychology use the abbreviation MPsych(Clin).

It is a HECS-based course offered on a full or part-time basis.

Admission & Prerequisites

To be admitted to the course, applicants must hold the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Psychology, with first or second class honours, upper division, from the University of Tasmania or from another approved university or tertiary institution.

Applicants who hold a degree or diploma from an approved university or tertiary institution at a standard equivalent to those referred to above, and which contains an equivalent component of coursework and research in psychology, may be considered for admission to the degree course.

All applicants must satisfy the School of Psychology that they are suitable candidates for professional training in psychology. Short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview in late November.

Applications need to be submitted on-line through the admissions website and there are additional application forms which need to be submitted directly to the School.

Course Objectives

The Master of Psychology degree course prepares students for professional work as psychologists through the development of advanced professional skills, in tandem with theoretical and empirical knowledge, in line with the scientist-practitioner model.

Articulation to/from Course

Students who have completed at least three semesters (full-time equivalent) of the MPsych(Clin) may apply to transfer to the DPsych(Clin) or PhD(Clin).

Professional Recognition

Master of Psychology graduates who have undertaken studies in the clinical stream meet the academic requirements for registration as a psychologist, membership of the Australian Psychological Society and, following two years of supervised professional experience, membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

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