Do you have an accredited four-year psychology degree?

If you are interested in pursuing professional registration as a psychologist then either our Doctor of Psychology or one of our Masters level programs could be for you.

Take a look at the different professional pathways and postgraduate programs available to you upon completion of your undergraduate studies.

Do you want to become a professional counsellor? You can apply for The University of Queensland's Master of Counselling program if you have a three or four-year bachelor's degree in one of the following areas:

  • Behavioural Studies
  • Human Services
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Work
  • Therapies

You may also be eligible if you have qualifications in other related fields of study.

Alternatively, if you would like to pursue a career in research or academia, you should consider a Research PhD.

Healthy Ageing at UQ

There is growing demand for psychology and counselling graduates who can work effectively with older people. At UQ, our Master of Clinical Psychology, Master of Psychology and Master of Counselling programs give you the option to develop clinical proficiency with this population. As the first Age Friendly University in the Southern Hemisphere, UQ is committed to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for older people by preparing our graduates in this important area. 

UQ has a wide range of dedicated researcher networks, such as the Ageing Mind Initiative plus webinars and workshops on late-life wellbeing through our Healthy Ageing Initiative. The UQ School of Psychology is unique in Australia in offering a dedicated postgraduate courses on mental health in later life; combined with a large pool of older adult placements and many potential supervisors for ageing-related thesis topics. By choosing UQ, you will be well-equipped to work in the field of mental health in later life.

What our students say

Jeanette Van Luyn“UQ provided me with the highest quality education and the best educators, mentors and opportunities to learn and develop my skills as a psychologist. The postgraduate program, although very challenging, provided me with incredible experiences to practice my skills in a range of clinical settings and to learn from highly experienced and effective therapists. The hard work was certainly worth it; a career in psychology is fascinating, challenging and enriching in so many ways, and the sense of satisfaction you gain from making a positive change in peoples’ lives cannot be overestimated.”

Jeanette Van Luyn