The UQ Clinical Psychology training program has been in existence for over 25 years. Our students have access to a wide range of exciting clinical training opportunities and experienced supervisors. Our academic staff are actively engaged in clinical practice as well as pursuing a wide variety of strong clinically-focussed research programs. Over time the program has developed strong links with community organisations, public and private sectors hospital, as well as a strong and vibrant network of independent practitioners.

You can undertake study either at the masters or doctoral level.

 


Master of Clinical Psychology

The Masters program is a two year full-time or four year part-time qualification leading to a Master of Clinical Psychology degree. This qualification involves applied coursework, clinical placements and a dissertation. Upon completion of the degree you will be eligible for general registration as a psychologist and to complete the two year clinical psychology registrar program with the Psychology Board of Australia for endorsement.

The Masters of Clinical Psychology degree may be combined with the research PhD degree for those wishing to pursue an academic clinical psychology career and takes approximately four and half years. Upon completion of the Masters/PhD you will be eligible for general registration as a psychologist and to complete an 18 month clinical psychology registrar program with the Psychology Board of Australia. To discuss concurrent enrolment please contact pg.psychology@enquire.uq.edu.au.

Find out more about the Master of Clinical Psychology on the UQ Future Students website, and read more about the application process.

 


Doctor of Psychology

The Professional doctorate is designed to provide you with the skills and abilities to be leaders in the practice of clinical psychology. A key strength of the UQ doctoral training program is you can combine training as clinical psychologist, with an additional specialist area of either clinical neuropsychology or clinical geropsychology. This affords our graduates the widest possible range of career options and makes them sought-after by employers.

The Doctoral program is a four year, full-time only, qualification in the following areas:

Upon completion of the degree you will be eligible for general registration as a psychologist and to complete a one year psychology registrar program with the Psychology Board of Australia for endorsement in your areas of speciality.

Find out more about the Doctor of Psychology on the UQ Future Students website, and read more about the application process.

 


What our students say

Zaylea“I chose UQ to complete my postgraduate studies because it is ranked really high for postgraduate psychology programs with excellent research opportunities and staff. I received a lot of guidance during my transition from my home country and I have really enjoyed meeting new people here on campus. Since starting the program I have such a sense of satisfaction as I know this is what I want for my future career. I find it really fulfilling to be able to apply all the theories I have learnt to real life cases and I look forward to working as a geriatric psychologist in a public hospital back in Singapore.“ Zaylea