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Master of Clinical Psychology


The well-regarded Master of Clinical Psychology degree will prepare you to practise in a range of clinical settings such as hospitals, community health centres and private practice, all while giving you a strong foundation for life-long professional learning. It comprises clinical coursework, clinical field placements and a research project. Our contemporary training is founded on the scientist-practitioner model where clinical skills and interventions are considered on the basis of available scientific evidence and knowledge.

Learn from world-class experts and tackle big ideas while relating them to real-world contexts. We have a reputation for research excellence in the areas of cognition and perception, developmental, clinical and health psychology, and social psychology.

You will have access to clinical training through the ANU Psychology Clinic, a treatment and research centre offering specialised psychological services to the community. Under supervision from our clinical psychology team, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the core areas of clinical psychology and develop practical skills that will underpin your career.

Program details

The Master of Clinical Psychology is a two program listed with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

You will study clinical coursework and undertake a clinical field placement and clinical research.

Learning experience

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ANU Psychology Clinic

Get clinical experience in the ANU Psychology Clinic, a treatment and research centre offering specialised psychological services to the community.

Meet some of your teachers

Associate Professor Bruce Christensen

Associate Professor Bruce Christensen

  • Associate Director (Clinical) and Director of Clinical Training
  • His research can be described as "cognitive psychopathology”. He works in the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of mental illness, with an emphasis on psychotic and affective disorders.
  • He is an active clinician (clinical psychology and neuropsychology) and studies psychometric and pragmatic issues relating to clinical assessment


This degree is the basic professional qualification in clinical psychology. However, this degree also can form the basis of a career in other areas in psychology.

Within psychology, graduates from this program have gone on to work as:

  • clinical psychologists
  • counsellors
  • forensic psychologists
  • neuropsychologists
  • health psychologists
  • organisational psychologists
  • sport psychologists.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

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How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

Gather supporting documents

If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

You can still apply before you complete your Bachelor Degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.

Submit an application

You will need to submit your application through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.

Understand the entry requirements

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

Submit your application

Visit the International applications - ANU Postgraduate to start your application.

Receive an offer

There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

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