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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Details

Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

Abbreviation: MPsych(Clin)

Course code: S7J

Course contact (faculty or school) (03) 6226 2237

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Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) – Course Specifications

Introductory comments

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).

Admission & prerequisites

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

Applicants who hold the Diploma of Psychology of the University of Tasmania obtained at the level ‘Pass with Credit’, or 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.

In special cases applicants who hold a Diploma of Psychology from the University of Tasmania obtained at the level of ‘Pass’, or a degree or diploma of equivalent standing, and appropriate professional experience may be considered for admission.

All applicants must satisfy the School of Psychology that they are suitable candidates for professional training in psychology.

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.

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.

Course structure

Core units are grouped in terms of those taken in the first and second years of full-time enrolment. Other units are offered in a two-year cycle, and may be taken in either the first or second year of enrolment (see the course schedule for each program for units offered.)


A candidate who fails to make satisfactory progress may be required by the Faculty to withdraw from the course.


The thesis must embody the results of a research investigation on a topic approved by the course coordinator. The investigation must be carried out under the supervision of a staff member of the School. The thesis must be submitted by 30 November of the second year of study unless the Faculty has approved an extension of time.

Enrolment Master code
KHA750 Clinical Psychology

Note: The following information is NOT included in the printed edition of the Course and Unit Handbook


Hobart: Assoc Prof Clive Skilbeck ph 6226 7459 fax 6226 2883

Additional Information

The following information answers some frequently asked questions.
Note, however, details should be confirmed with the appropriate authority

Responsible faculty or school | Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology

Campus(es) offered | Hobart

Mode of delivery | Full time | Part time

Course duration | 2 years minimum (4 semesters) | 4 years maximum (8 semesters)

Costs (course fees only – annual) | HECS: YES | International students: $12,500

Students enrolled in this course | Total students enrolled last year: 14 | Total students enrolled this year: 20 | International students last year: 1

Approximate student-staff contact hours | minimum of 10 hrs weekly

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