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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Doctor of Psychology

  • Doctorate (PhD)

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

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
5614, 084717A
Intake Months
Feb
International Fees
$42,656 per year / $170,624 total

About this course

This 4 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.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • 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.
  • Join the largest school of psychology in Australia.

Career pathways

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