Master On Campus

Clinical Psychology

University of Sydney

24 months
51000 AUD/year
36000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Clinical Psychology program at the University of Sydney states that with expert supervision in clinics, teaching hospitals 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. 


The Clinical Psychology program at the University of Sydney involves two years of full-time study. You will develop a theoretical foundation through coursework taught by leading academic staff at the University of Sydney. Then, you can put this to the test in real situations through 1200 hours of clinical placements, both in our on-campus Psychology Clinic as well as outstanding teaching hospitals like Westmead Hospital and the Children's Hospital at Westmead. Finally, your learning will be bolstered by the opportunity to specialise with a research-based project in your own are of interest.

Graduates of the MCP program leave with a scientific and evidence-based approach to clinical psychology. The program’s cognitive-behavioural approach to treatment, coupled with alternative models of therapy introduced in the second year, will ensure you will have with both depth and breadth to your clinical training.

Career Pathways 

The Master of Clinical Psychology (MCP) is the path to professional specialisation in clinical psychology. By the end of this degree, you will have the highly developed knowledge base and strong clinical skills needed to work as a professional clinical psychologist in many clinical and community settings.

The Master of Clinical Psychology (MCP) is recognised by the NSW Ministry of Health as qualifying the holder for progression to the grade of clinical psychologist.

Upon graduation, students are eligible for membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and Associate Membership of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Treatment Across the Lifespan
  • Assessment Across the Lifespan
  • Research, Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Case and Research Seminars 
  • Health and Neuropsychology 
  • Specialised Areas of Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 082878M 

  • Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four year bachelors degree with honours in psychology from a higher education provider, gaining at least an upper second class (2.1) honours, or equivalent. 
  • The bachelors degree with honours must have been completed within 10 years of commencing the MCP or the MCP/PhD.
  • The bachelors degree with honours must include a major research project and thesis as an essential part of the degree.
  • You must satisfy the Head of the School of Psychology (or delegate) of your personal suitability for the practice of clinical psychology through your application, referee reports and selection interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $3,950 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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