Study Psychology – Master degrees in Queensland


Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Queensland: Brisbane


About QUT (CRICOS 00213J)

Queensland University of Technology is a major Australian university based in Brisbane. QUT has a student population of around 40,000 (international students 6,000). As a Psychology student, you’ll study in the heart of the city – in the School of Psychology and Counselling, Faculty of Health, at Kelvin Grove.

昆士蘭科技大學是澳洲布里斯本主要大學,學校學生人數大約40000(國際學生約6000)。作為一位研究心理學的學生,您將在市中心Kelvin Grove校區的健康學院學習心理與輔導學。

QUT Psychology



So why study Psychology at QUT?

First, QUT promotes itself as an Australian centre of applied research. Great facilities help ensure Psychology students have plenty of opportunities to apply and develop what they know – in working, clinical situations. The university has several of its own Health Clinics within the Brisbane community, including a specially designed clinic for Psychology and Counselling.

A working health centre open to the general public, this clinic will allow you to gain experience and develop professionally. You will provide professional sessions in Clinical Psychology, Educational and Developmental Psychology, or Counselling. Your internship at the clinic will involve both one-to-one and group sessions.

Psychology students who provide these services are supervised by fully qualified and experienced professionals. In addition to internships at this clinic, you can gain experience through placements in independent hospitals and Australian health agencies.

At QUT, Psychology degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), so your qualifications will be fully recognised when you are ready to begin your career.





QUT Master of Clinical Psychology


At QUT you can study on the Master of Clinical Psychology (coursework)*. It is a 2 year degree. There is one intake per year in February (you must apply before the end of October).


The course focuses on new research in psychotherapy (both procedures and outcomes). Special importance is placed on an integrative approach to therapy which helps to ensure graduates enter the profession with an adaptable set of skills and knowledge. The aim is for qualified graduates to be able to adapt their treatments over longer periods, for clients who are responding to treatments and changing over time.



About your coursework

Coursework will give you the training you need for assessment and diagnosis of clinical presentations. You will be trained to treat child and adult cases. You will learn how to understand different therapies in the abstract, and then to employ different approaches for different clinical presentations. Key areas include relational psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, systemic narrative therapy.



About your clinical placements

Your first clinical placement starts right away in your first semester – it lasts for the whole of your first year. This internship will be at QUT’s Psychology and Counselling clinic. You’ll gain experience in assessing and treating a range of clinical cases. Throughout the internship you are very closely supervised, and only when you are judged to be competent can you continue the clinical side of your training elsewhere, on new placements in hospitals, community agencies and various mental health environments involving adults and children.



Snapshot – a quick look at course unit Clinical Psychological Interventions 1

Focusing on cognitive-behaviour therapy, this course unit aims to cover key aspects of psychological change in adults and children – your study covers the theory and practice involved, aiming for students to develop a sense of the relationship between both areas. After the course you’ll be able to show that you understand theoretical and philosophical foundations of cognitive-behaviour therapy, including the major factors which underpin change. You will also possess the skills to knowledge to make assessments and interventions, and you’ll also be able to differentiate between approaches to specific problems for adults and children.



*Psychology candidates can also consider two alternative programs: the Master of Health Science and the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental).



What do you need to enter this program?


You need IELTS Academic 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 for each subtest). Your four year Bachelor degree needs a GPA of 5.0 (on a 7 point scale) in your final year of degree study. Your Bachelor degree and Taiwan university needs to be approved by APAC (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council). You need 2 referee reports that provide details of your academic ability and personal suitability for the field of Psychology.

您的雅思成績需要達到平均7.0(每科最低7.0)。您大學四年學位需要一個GPA 5.0分(on a 7 point scale),您的大學學歷與您的大學母校必須由亞太地區APAC(澳洲心理學認證委員會)批准。您需要兩份詳細報告關於您的學術能力和個人適合的心理學領域。

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Tuition Fees 

Total course estimate based on  2013 rate

Entry requirements
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) 


Master of Clinical Psychology 

2 years


AUD $45,200 



–   IELTS 7.0 

(each subtest 7.0)

–   Bachelor degree

–   GPA 5 (on scale of 7)

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) 

Sunshine Coast

Master of Psychology (Clinical) 

2 years

AUD $42,300 



–   IELTS 6.5 

(each subtest 6.0)

–   Bachelor degree

–   GPA 6 (on scale of 7)

University of Queensland (UQ) 


Master of Mental Health: 


1.5 years

AUD $37,875 



–   IELTS 6.5 

(each subtest 6.0)

–   Bachelor degree

–   GPA 5 (on scale of 7)

Griffith University 


Master of Clinical Psychology 

2 years

AUD $49,920 


–   IELTS 7.0 

(each subtest 7.0)

–   Bachelor degree

(First or Second Class Division A)

James Cook University 



Master of Psychology (Clinical) 

2 years

AUD $48,000 


–   IELTS 7.0 

(each subtest 7.0)

–   Bachelor degree

(First or Second Class Division A)

OR Postgraduate diploma in psychology


Career Who are the QUT graduates?


Graduates of the Master of Clinical Psychology at QUT can apply to be registered professional psychologists in Australia. The degree opens up a wide range of other careers:


Where do graduates work?

  • • They work as fully qualified Clinical Psychologists合格的臨床心理學家
  • • They become Counsellors輔導員
  • • They deal with disasters and critical response management災害應變與影響管理
  • • They become Forensic Psychologists法醫心理學家
  • • Health Psychologists健康心理學家
  • • Neuropsychologist神經心理學家
  • • They have key roles as Aid Work Managers緊急救護工作管理
  • • They can take up teaching and research roles in academia教育和學術研究

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