Postgraduate coursework

Find important course information and key dates to support your journey as a Postgraduate Psychology student at UNSW.

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The demand for the advanced-level skills of registered psychologists has never been higher. The School of Psychology offers four postgraduate degrees: the Graduate Diploma of Psychology, the Graduate Certificate in Child Development, the Master of Psychology (Clinical) and the Master of Psychology (Forensic). 

Our postgraduate programs are designed to meet the growing need for registered psychologists and professionals with specialised psychological skills. A number of our programs are accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and our staff are renowned for their research expertise and teaching excellence.

View our postgraduate psychology degrees and find important student information below.

Postgraduate psychology degrees

  • The Graduate Diploma in Psychology provides students who have already been awarded a bachelor's degree with the opportunity to gain an accredited psychology sequence and is the first step on the pathway to becoming a registered professional psychologist.

    UNSW Program Code: 5331

    For more information regarding entry requirements, fees and how to apply, please visit the Graduate Diploma in Psychology degree page.    

    Important student information:

    The Graduate Diploma in Psychology program (5331) is delivered using the UNSW Hexamester Academic Calendar to allow for a flexible program structure.

    The program’s key dates and some policies may be different to those applicable to students enrolled in standard UNSW programs using the standard academic calendar.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Child Development gives professionals from non-psychology backgrounds specialised skills to apply psychological principles to their work with children, improving outcomes for children with diverse needs.

    UNSW Program Code: 7419

    For more information regarding entry requirements, fees and how to apply, please visit the Graduate Certificate in Child Development degree page.   

    Important Information:

    The Graduate Certificate in Child Development (7419) program is delivered using the UNSW Hexamester Academic Calendar to allow for a flexible program structure.

    The program’s key dates and some policies may be different to those applicable to students enrolled in standard UNSW programs using the standard academic calendar.

  • The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is the next step towards a professional career as a registered clinical psychologist. The program is designed for students who have already completed a four-year APAC-accredited sequence in psychology and enrolled students must register as provisional psychologists prior to program commencement.

    UNSW Program Code: 8256

    For more information regarding entry requirements, fees and how to apply, please visit the Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree page.   

    Important student information:

  • The Master of Psychology (Forensic) is designed for psychologists looking to pursue a career within the legal system and is the next step towards a professional career as a registered forensic psychologist. Students must have already completed a four-year APAC-accredited sequence in psychology to be eligible for this program and enrolled students must register as provisional psychologists prior to program commencement.

    UNSW Program Code: 8257

    For more information regarding entry requirements, fees and how to apply, please visit the Master of Psychology (Forensic) degree page.   

    Important student information: