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Postgraduate Psychology

When you study a postgraduate course in Psychology, you gain the skills for a rewarding career that makes a real difference.

The University of Tasmania offers a range of postgraduate courses, each based around a combination of classroom learning, workshops, and real-world experience.

You’ll not only develop the skills to help people of all ages, living situations and circumstances, but also learn about key legal, ethical, and professional issues that relate to your field.

View the pathway to becoming an AHPRA registered Psychologist at the University of Tasmania here.

Course Options

Master of Professional Psychology

1 year min, 3 years max
Hobart CRICOS 085985F

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Master of Psychology (Clinical)

2 years min, 5 years max
Hobart CRICOS 000443F

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Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice

1 year min, 3 years max
Hobart

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Learn advanced knowledge of values and ethics in psychology, as well as how to apply these in a professional practice.

Gain the ability to critically assess and apply research findings to inform evidence-based professional practice.

Access opportunities for real-world placement situations.

Study options

Master of Professional Psychology

This degree is the fifth year of a 5+1 internship program comprising coursework, research training and practical placements. On successful completion, you will be eligible to undertake a sixth year of practical training, available through two options: Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice or can be arranged and developed independently, with approval by the Psychology Board of Australia.

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

This degree is a professional training program in psychology which will prepare you for professional work as a Clinical Psychologist.

Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice

This course is a one year internship designed to equip provisionally registered psychologists with the skills needed to register as a general psychologist.

Course breakdown

1

Master of Professional Psychology

100 credit points

Semester 1

  • Current Issues in Assessment
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Behaviour Change 1
  • Clinical Child Psychology
  • Professional Practicum 1
  • Ethics & Professional Practice
  • Clinical Research Skills

Semester 2

  • Psychopharmacology & Substance Use
  • Advanced Assessment
  • Behaviour Change 2
  • Professional Practice 1
  • Professional Practicum 2
  • Advanced Ethics and Professional Practice

2

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

200 credit points

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Current Issues in Assessment
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Behaviour Change 1
    Research Design
  • Clinical Child Psychology
  • Ethics & Professional Practice
  • Research Thesis 1A

Semester 2

  • Advanced Assessment
  • Behaviour Change 2
  • Professional Practice 1
  • Clinical Placement 1
  • Research Thesis 1B

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Professional Practice 2
  • Health Psychology
  • Clinical Placement 2
  • Research Thesis 2A

Semester 2

  • Psychopharmacology & Substance Use
  • Professional Practice 3
  • Clinical Placement 3
  • Research Thesis 2B

3

Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice

100 credit points

Semester 1

  • Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice 2
  • Supervision in Practice 1
  • Internship Practicum 1

Semester 2

  • Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice 3
  • Supervision in Practice 2
  • Internship Practicum 2

Career outcomes

The right path to a rewarding career

Within weeks of finishing his studies at the University of Tasmania, psychologist James Thomas secured employment.

Learn more about James' story

Progress your career in psychology into a broader range of fields like child psychology, counselling, clinical psychology, in schools and other workplaces such as human resources.

These courses have been designed to meet the current standards for accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and is accredited without conditions.

Employment market size

26.8k

Australia-wide

Median weekly pay for full-time employee

$1,857

Five years to 2024

In our lifetime

45%

of people may experience a mental illness

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.