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Applications for Master of Psychology programs can be submitted between 1 August and 31 October each year. Applications submitted after 31 October will not be accepted.
No. There is only one intake (in Term 1) per year for the Master of Clinical Neuropsychology program. For term dates, please refer to the academic calendar.
The program can be completed in one year full time or two years part time. There is a compulsory one week intensive on site at UNSW at the beginning of Term 1, and the first placement must be completed in Sydney. Accommodations for regional students will be made to attend the remaining workshops remotely where possible.
The program is designed to limit workshops/tutorials to one day a week with a compulsory intensive week during O-week. Placements will take additional time and this will be negotiated to meet your learning needs as well as available placements.
We will be accommodating trainees from regional areas as much as possible by providing the opportunity for virtual attendance (not available for local trainees).
Use the Scholarships website to search for any available scholarships, but note that currently there are no postgraduate coursework scholarships offered by the School.
Applicants should familiarise themselves with the key scholarship dates, as scholarship application deadlines may fall before the admission application deadline (31 October). Questions about scholarships should be directed to the Admissions and Scholarships team.
No, you are not required to secure a research supervisor for the Master of Clinical Neuropsychology prior to applying. You will have the opportunity to nominate a potential supervisor within a few months of commencing the program.
You may make suggestions for placement supervisors and placements, however this remains at the discretion of the placement coordinator and will be discussed with you after your application is accepted.
There is no minimum mark for entry to the program however all entry criteria must be addressed. Applications are expected to be competitive, based on interview and assessment processes
Psychology qualifications from overseas must include a major research thesis/project and must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as comparable to a six-year APAC-accredited sequence of psychology completed in Australia.
The School cannot answer this.
If your psychology qualification is/will be awarded by a non-Australian institution, you must apply (at a cost) to have it assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
If the APS determine that your qualification is comparable to a six-year, APAC-accredited sequence of study in psychology completed in Australia, and you have completed a research thesis/major research project as part of that qualification, then you are eligible to apply.
Note that the APS will only assess qualifications that have been completed.
Yes. Please ensure that you provide a CV/resume detailing your work history in your application.
While it is the School’s preference that applicants attend interviews in person, online interviews may be used in exceptional circumstances (e.g., for interstate applicants) at the discretion of the Selection Committee.
No, offers cannot be deferred.
If you are made an offer and cannot accept it you are welcome to re-apply for the next available intake and compete against a new applicant cohort.
Yes. Upon graduation, you will be able to commence a registrar program for endorsement as a Clinical Neuropsychologist. As this will be a second area of practice endorsement, you are required to complete 60-hours of supervision with a board approved supervisor (over a minimal 66-weeks of practice).
Probably not without completing further qualifications. Unfortunately there is little international agreement regarding psychology qualifications. Although the country you want to work in may give you some credit for your Australian qualifications, you are likely to need to complete additional qualifications. It is particularly difficult for an Australian-trained psychologist to work in the USA.
The School looks for one academic referee and who you nominate as your second referee is up to you. While there is no set requirement for one academic and one professional referee, you should consider who can best speak to your capabilities and suitability for the program/s to which you are applying.
The Selection Committee/s will read only two references. If you share more than two references with UNSW, only the ones written by the referees nominated on your Supplementary Application Form (SAF) will be read. If the references you share with UNSW are not written by the referees nominated on your SAF you will be asked to re-confirm your referees.