Why the University of Newcastle?
As one of the premier psychology schools in Australia, the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle is home to many academic leaders whose research focuses on diverse psychological issues and influences such as development in childhood, social influences on decision making, anxiety disorders, mental illness, the modelling of memory processes and the study of personality and social learning. We create experts in these areas by providing them with the skills and strategies to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
Study Clinical Psychology
The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to practice as a Clinical Psychologist. With expert supervision in our Psychology clinic and local health care and community settings, the course will give you the skills to work in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of psychological disorders.
You will enhance your conceptual and interpersonal skills and apply advanced knowledge, principles and methods to relevant procedures, technologies and techniques in the professional practice of Clinical Psychology. You will work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse range of clients and other health professionals, and be able to conduct, evaluate and present systematic research relevant to Clinical Psychology.
Graduates will be knowledgeable, skilled and ethical practitioners of Clinical Psychology and capable of adhering to the ‘scientist-practitioner’ model of practice.
Study Professional Psychology
The Master of Professional Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to practice as a Registered Psychologist. Through intensive psychological training and education, graduates will be skilled in applying advanced psychological learnings competently and ethically across a broad range of professional settings.
You will enhance your theoretical skills and learn to use relevant principles and methods to assist people with a range of behavioural problems, taking into account social and cultural diversity, current relevant legal frameworks, mental health practice standards and codes of ethical practice.
On successful completion of the program and an additional internship year under the supervision of a registered psychologist, graduates will be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a General Registered Psychologist.
Bachelor in Psychology Programmes
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Studies)
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Psychological Science