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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Doctor of Psychology (DPsych)

The Doctor of Psychology is for practitioners who aspire to excellence and leadership in the profession of clinical psychology.

This four year full-time program is intended for those who aspire to excellence and leadership in the profession of clinical psychology. The program entails a substantial empirical research thesis, specialist placements and advanced professionally oriented coursework.

During the program, you'll complete coursework covering clinical skills and assessment, professional, ethical and interpersonal competencies, and evidence-based practice. You'll also receive advanced training in clinical reasoning and research to develop your understanding of clinical psychology and effective therapeutic practice.

You'll undertake a substantial research thesis which will allow you to apply your skills and knowledge to deeply investigate your area of specialisation and build the foundation for your professional reputation and career.

During your studies you'll complete at least 1500 hours of supervised clinical practice. These placements will give you an opportunity to apply your knowledge, broaden your clinical experience and develop your professional skills in a real life setting.

The program is recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia as providing suitable training towards eligibility for general registration as a psychologist. This program also has full accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Program highlights

  • Broaden your clinical experience by completing at least 1500 hours of supervised clinical practice.
  • Establish your professional reputation through a research project and dissertation.
  • Learn from academics and staff who've made major contributions to the field.

Fields of study
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology and Clinical Geropsychology

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Clinical neuropsychologist
  • Clinical geropsychologist

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective PG.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites
An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (Honours I or IIA) or a combination of an approved 4-year degree in psychology and an approved masters degree.
Applicants must be eligible for provisional or if applicable, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.

  • Course Code: 084717A
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 170624 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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